Class Officers Weekend 2015

Dartmouth College
Recognizes with Deep Appreciation
the Extraordinary Achievements of

2015 Gift Planning Chair of the Year

Carl "Hank" Amon, we recognize you as a dedicated and energetic voice of Dartmouth among the alumni and officers of the Class of 1965.

Through your personal leadership as a Bartlett Tower Society member and your volunteer service as gift planning chair for your class, you have educated your peers about the philanthropic benefits of gift planning. Thanks to your broad outreach initiatives and targeted personal follow-up, the Class of 1965 gained an unprecedented 25 Bartlett Tower Society members in one fiscal year, reaching your goal of "50 members by the 50th."

As a Dartmouth student, you were an active member of the Delta Tau Delta-Bones Gate Fraternity and the Sphinx Senior Honor Society. As president of Bones Gate, you participated in the Interfraternity Council. You also played intramural and intercollegiate athletics including varsity lacrosse and soccer. You lettered in soccer and were voted MVP in 1964. You graduated from Dartmouth with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, earned your Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan in 1968, and were admitted into the New York State Bar Association in 1969.

For over 40 years you worked for the law firm of White & Case LLP. After finishing law school, you started as an associate attorney and soon became partner, concentrating in international project finance and privatization transactions. Your knowledge and leadership skills helped develop the firm's practice in Central and Eastern Europe. After a very successful and fulfilling career, you retired from White & Case but continued to work in your own private practice in New York City. In addition to your professional career, you have been an active participant and volunteer in your community. Your volunteer record at Dartmouth has been exceptional, including terms as class president, vice president, newsletter editor, executive committee member, scholarship fund chair, Dartmouth College Fund volunteer and head agent, Alumni Council member, co-chair of the Reunion Giving Committee, and, since 2013, class gift planning chair. You were recipient of the 2004 Alumni Award.

And so, in grateful recognition of your long and devoted service to your community, to Dartmouth, the Class of 1965, and especially the Gift Planning Program, the Association of Gift Planning Officers is proud to recognize you as Huius Anni Principes Captatorum, or Gift Planning Chair of the Year, and the 39th recipient of The Ford Whelden '25 and Robert Kaiser '39 Award.