Class Awards 2013

Dartmouth College
Recognizes with Deep Appreciation
the Extraordinary Achievements of

Peter M. Palin '61
2014 Gift Planning Chair of the Year

Peter M. Palin, we recognize you as a dedicated and energetic voice of Dartmouth among the alumni and officers of the Class of 1961.

Through both your personal commitment and volunteer service as Gift Planning Co-Chair for your class, as well as your willingness to be a leader in teaching your peers about the importance of thoughtful estate planning, you have reinforced the financial and philanthropic benefits of gift planning for the individual and for Dartmouth.

As a Dartmouth student, you were an active member of the Dartmouth Film Society and the Dartmouth Outing Club, where you were appointed director of entertainment on the 1961 Winter Carnival Council. You were editor-in-chief of the 1962 freshman Green Book and a member of Alpha Delta Phi (known today as Alpha Delta). You graduated with a bachelor of arts in government.

With more than thirty-five years of experience in estate and financial planning, you became a leader in the trust and planned giving industry. Your career began at the Hartford National Bank and Trust Company, where you received the 1976 Distinguished Salesman's Award of the Sales and Marketing Executives of Southwestern Connecticut, honoring your extraordinary sales and marketing efforts. In 1980, you joined the Northern Trust Bank of Florida, retiring as vice president of sales and marketing in 2001. Shortly after, you began your career in gift planning with nonprofits, sharing your vast knowledge with the American Lung Association of Florida and the United Way of Broward County until 2009. In addition to your professional career, which included serving on several industry boards, you have been an active participant in the communities in which you have lived. Through the years, your volunteer record at the College has been exceptional, including terms as class and fraternity/sorority agent, matching gifts class chair; reunion giving committee member; executive committee member; president, vice president and treasurer of the Dartmouth Club of South Florida; and, since 1991, class gift planning chair.

And so, in grateful recognition of your long and devoted service to your community, to the Class of 1961, to Dartmouth, and especially its gift planning program, the Association of Gift Planning Officers is proud to recognize you and John Damon as Huius anni principes captatorum, or Gift Planning Co-Chairs of the Year, and the thirty-eighth recipients of The Ford Whelden '25 and Robert Kaiser '39 Award.