A Legacy to Honor the Past and Celebrate the Future
Following in the footsteps of several of her family members, Lynn Rogers Vail entered Hathaway Brown in kindergarten and graduated with her class in 1974. Today her alma mater remains near to her heart. "HB significantly influenced who I am today," says Lynn. "Walking through the front door instantly generates a flood of emotions and vivid memories."
When Lynn thinks back to her years at HB, she recognizes that the responsibility and discipline she learned there prepared her for a successful 30 year career in administrative work and sales. She's thankful that the school was all girls because it helped her stay focused on learning. During the Vietnam War, Lynn remembers HB as a safe haven, shielding her from the problems of the world. Most importantly, Lynn is grateful for the lifelong friends she made. "We have a common thread that weaves through us and even if we don't see each other for years...the sense of sisterhood remains".
In addition to maintaining close contact with many classmates and their families, Lynn faithfully attends events such as IDEO as well as class reunions. She has also served on the Alumnae Council and has "found her niche" as class correspondent.
Being an active alumna, Lynn has witnessed the school's "transformation" over the years. She is very impressed with the current leadership, the high caliber of today's teachers and the innovative programming now offered to students. "HB has become a phenomenal school," praises Lynn. "Any girl who goes there has the opportunity to be anything she wants to be."
Supporting the Future of Hathaway Brown
To support the school's progress, Lynn has been donating to the annual fund for many years. "It's the right thing to do," explains Lynn. "It's not too much to ask alumnae to give back to the school that contributed to who they are today."
Lynn has also included a bequest for Hathaway Brown in her will. She hopes her legacy will honor her history at HB as well as celebrate and uphold the school's bright future. Lynn has designated her gift to scholarships so that upcoming generations of women will be able to realize their dreams at Hathaway Brown.
To learn more about how you can become a member of the Mary E. Raymond Legacy Society or other ways to support Hathaway Brown, please contact Terry Kurtz at 216-320-8799 or email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org.
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