ILR presents $10,000 gift to College
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 11:53

Institute for Learning in Retirement makes $10,000 donation to College

                             Generous gift goes toward The Marietta Fund

(Pictured:  ILR Director Jim Hoy presents check to MC President Joseph Bruno.  Second Row:  Treasurer Judy Harkness, Registration Coordinator Angela Stevens, Program Chair Dave Cress, Publicity Chair Jean Nuss, Web Master John Michel, and Assistant Program Chair Peter Polites.)

 Press Release from Marietta College:  Wednesday, March 18

 Marietta College’s Institute for Learning in Retirement may be as popular as ever.


When a new round of eight-week courses began on Monday, the program had a total of 250 students registered for at least one of the six classes. In its 23rd year of providing enriching courses to people of retirement age in the region, members of the ILR are thankful for what Marietta College offers.


On Wednesday, March 18, the Institute’s leadership — Director Jim Hoy and Program Chair Dave Cress — presented Marietta College President Joseph W. Bruno with a $10,000 check. Cress is an Emeritus Associate Professor of Geology.


“When we accumulate excess cash in our account, we donate it to the College, either directly or indirectly. We are in partnership with the College and certainly could not function without it,” Hoy said. “It is nice to be able to return some of the vital support they give us. We sometimes return money to the College directly, as a gift and sometimes indirectly, as equipment.”


President Bruno expressed his thanks to the group for making the gift to The Marietta Fund, which has a $1.85 million goal this academic year.  "First and foremost, I want to share my appreciation with everyone who is involved with the Learning in Retirement program,” he said. “By making this generous donation to the College, the group has displayed an enormous amount of respect and support for what we are doing at Marietta. I have been fortunate to get to meet many of the ‘students’ and it is rewarding to see how many of them are taking classes each session.”