In Pursuit of Excellence 

Dartmouth College Recognizes with Deep Appreciation the Extraordinary Achievements of  

John Storella ’77
The Ford Whelden ’25 and Robert Kaiser ’39 Award
2017 Gift Planning Chair of the Year

John, we recognize you as a dedicated and energetic voice of Dartmouth among the alumni and officers of the Class of 1977.

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 1977 gained 16 Bartlett Tower Society members in one fiscal year, thereby increasing membership 72.7 percent in the year leading up to your 40th Reunion.

As a Dartmouth student, you were an active member and jock chairman of the Phi Delta Alpha fraternity, president of the Gile Hall Basement Club, and a member of the Dartmouth Glee Club and Chess Club. After graduating from Dartmouth cum laude with a degree in biology, you earned your Master of Science from the University of Massachusetts, and went on to earn your Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Over the years, your roles as a volunteer for Dartmouth have been numerous. You have served as an alumni interviewer, class agent, Class Executive Committee member, Reunion Committee member, and Career Network volunteer, and you have been your class’s gift planning chair since 2002.

With 29 years of experience in both law firms and biotech companies, you have worked on the cutting edge of biotechnology intellectual property law. More recently, you established John Storella, P.C., which actively guides small biotechnology companies in their quest toward scientific and medical breakthroughs.

And so, in grateful recognition of your long and devoted service to your community, to Dartmouth, to the Class of 1977, and especially to 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 41st recipient of The Ford Whelden ’25 and Robert Kaiser ’39 Award.