||Benefactors Plaza to be dedicated during Homecoming
RELEASED: October 16, 2008
Included in the Plaza will be the names of all members of Centre's newest donor recognition organization, the Lifetime Giving Society. The Lifetime Giving Society was established by the Board of Trustees in January 2008 to recognize individuals and organizations whose total gifts to the College, whether during their lifetimes or through their estate plans, are equal to or greater than $100,000. There are five levels of the Lifetime Giving Society, beginning at $100,000 and progressing to donors of $10,000,000 or more. The names of donors are engraved in granite blocks throughout the Plaza.
A new fountain depicting the Three Graces of Greek and Roman mythology is at the center of the Plaza. The Three Graces represent the daughters of Zeus and Eurynome of Greek mythology, and they are said to represent the aspects of the spirit of giving—gracefulness, peace and happiness.
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