A Warm Heart and a Better World
After attending a large public junior high, Wren Withers '73 was looking for a smaller school where she could thrive academically and socially. Since her mother, Jenny '46, was an alumna of Hathaway Brown, the family decided it might be the right place for Wren and her sister, Jill '75, to complete their education. Today Wren is grateful she had the opportunity to join HB's family."At HB, each girl is seen for who she is," says Wren."Our teachers recognized our individual interests and talents and nurtured them."
One of the advantages of small class sizes at HB, according to Wren, was the chance to form close friendships. Since graduation, Wren has returned to HB for many of her reunions, and she keeps up with classmates via the Internet and the alumnae magazine.
HB Provides a Solid Foundation
Wren attributes much of her professional success to her experiences at Hathaway Brown. Her teachers there cultivated her love of science, laying the foundation for her career in biotechnology, computers and technical writing. Being a member of numerous athletic teams at HB taught Wren how to be a team player, which facilitated future teamwork in the corporate world. Wren also credits HB with helping her develop self-confidence."We were actively taught that we were equal to boys and to our peers," she recalls.
Wren feels so blessed with where her education at HB has taken her that she is compelled to give back."I have ongoing work that I enjoy, and because of that, I am able to donate," explains Wren, who has given to HB's Annual Fund for many years. She also takes advantage of her company's match policy, which doubles her contributions.
Confident in HB's abilities to improve the lives of young women, Wren has also chosen to designate the school as a beneficiary of her retirement accounts."My heart is warmed knowing that I can give to those institutions like Hathaway Brown that will perpetuate the future and make the world a better place," concludes Wren.
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