Class Awards 2013
Dartmouth College

Recognizes with Deep Appreciation
the Extraordinary Achievements of

The Class of 1961
Special Recognition for The Class of 1961 Legacy: The American Tradition in Performance

The leadership of the Class of 1961, along with classmates David Birney '61 and Oscar Arslanian '61, has worked hand in hand with the Hopkins Center for the Arts to create a fund to support the performing arts at Dartmouth. The impressive generosity of the entire Class of 1961 in building that legacy is to be applauded--and loudly!

Since its inception almost 14 years ago, the Class of 1961 Legacy has supported more than 40 events at the Hopkins Center, and will continue to fund programs far into the future. During the summer of 2013 the fund reached the one million dollar mark. World-class performers including Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, Rosanne Cash, Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, DJ Spooky and the Kronos Quartet have entertained hundreds of students and community members thanks to the support of the Class of 1961.

Hopkins Center director Jeff James says of the fund that, "At every turn the Class of 1961 has not shied from setting ambitious goals for the fund, and this latest one--the one million dollar mark--is an extraordinary accomplishment for all concerned. Please know how grateful we are at the Hop, and how lucky are future generations of Dartmouth students and wider audiences, that the Legacy's impact will help bring years of great artistry to Hop stages and to Dartmouth's classrooms. It is a wonderful and lasting gift."