Lafayette College is honoring the Buck family for their nearly 100 years of generous support of the College with a reception at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, followed by dinner with newly inaugurated President Alison Byerly.
The reception will be held in the Simon Room of Skillman Library, where a collection of photos and letters written by Grace Buck to her sons William “Bill” C. Buck ’50, and Alexander “Whip” Buck ’53, and to college administrators will be on display.
Bill Buck is the last surviving member of the immediate Buck family with ties to the college. He will be attending the ceremony and presidential dinner with his wife, Laura, but will represent the philanthropic spirit of his father, mother, and brother.
The Buck’s affiliation with Lafayette began with the late J. Mahlon Buck, who graduated in 1921, and was Grace’s husband. The Bucks’ gifts include:
The College is pleased to recognize the entire Buck family for their lifetime of collaboration and support.
Photo: Members of the Buck family pose near the newly built squash courts at the dedication of the Allan P. Kirby Sports Center in fall 2000. From left to right: Sally Buck (wife of Whip), the late Alexander K. “Whip” Buck ’53, William C. “Bill” Buck ’50, Laura Buck (wife of Bill).
Higher res photo available, http://flic.kr/p/fNgvxy.
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