Giving back because of what Harvard gave them

first_imgFrom lifelong relationships to memories of the Houses, there are innumerable reasons alumni choose to support Harvard. Every year, more than 30,000 alumni give back in celebration of reunions, as volunteers, or through annual gifts, and they aren’t shy about sharing why.At the recent Volunteer Voices event in New York, nearly 100 honored alumni celebrated why Harvard connections are so important to them. Their sentiment ranged from the humorous to the heartfelt. “I’ll always love Harvard because it gave so much to me,” read a handwritten sign held by Ken Swan ’56.Many focused on the people they met while students. Former Weld roommates Christina Shelby ’04 and Georgia Shutzer ’04 posed together and held matching signs proclaiming, “It’s where I met my best friends.” Harvard College Fund Co-Chair Nicholas Sakellariadis ’73 and his wife, Julie ’78, held signs pointing to each other: “It’s where I met her (him).”Others emphasized their gratitude for the opportunities Harvard gave them. Erika Hamden ’06 proudly held a sign that said, “It turned me into an astrophysicist!” Deborah Elitzur ’96 wrote, “Harvard has opened up new worlds for me, offered me new perspectives, and is allowing me to fulfill my dreams.”Some pointed to more intangible experiences in the Houses. Eve Rosenbaum ’12 and Shannon Cleary ’12 were wistful for Marshmallow Mateys and the times when “HUDS made my meals.” For Kevin Chan ’07, it was about the place he called home: “Lowell House is the best House.”This affection and loyalty was evident in signs like that of Sadie Sanchez ’98, who wrote that she gives to Harvard because “I want to pay it forward.”This attitude is common among reunion volunteers, who this year have taken on more than 5,000 peer solicitations and are helping to close in on an ambitious goal of raising $50 million in immediate-use funds by June 30. These efforts give Harvard the resources to fuel remarkable innovation, maintain mission-critical financial aid, and inspire new initiatives in teaching and learning.Jamie Harmon ’93 was motivated to volunteer as co-chair of his 20th reunion because of the impact that Harvard had on him and his peers. “I learned so much from my roommates and classmates. It was exciting to be around such talented, smart people,” he said.“Harvard takes bright young minds and turbocharges them,” he said. “The College raises students’ sights and shows them that they can do anything.”Jane Hatch ’88, who serves as participation co-chair of her 25th reunion, volunteers because she feels a personal responsibility to make sure Harvard remains affordable to all. “Without financial aid,” she said, “there was no way I could have come to Harvard.”For both Harmon and Hatch, returning to Harvard is one of their favorite ways to connect with the College. Hatch is grateful for the circle of women with whom she remains very close. “I’ve also made new friends with classmates that I didn’t know then,” she said.When Harmon comes to Cambridge, he never fails to visit Harvard Yard. “It’s one of the places where I feel most comfortable,” he said.To view the “Giving Back” stories slide show.last_img read more

Dartmouth-Hitchcock boards affirm plan for closing $50 million gap

first_imgIn 2009 alone, Dartmouth-Hitchcock absorbed Medicaid losses of more than $57 million in New Hampshire and almost $30 million in Vermont. Over the past six months, a steadily increasing gap between expenses and revenues led to a significant shortfall in Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Fiscal Year 2010operating budget. Dartmouth-Hitchcock is a national leader in evidence-based and patient-centered health care. The system includes hundreds of physicians, specialists, and other providers who work together at different locations to meet the health care needs of patients in northern New England. In addition to primary care services at local community practices, Dartmouth-Hitchcock patients have access to specialists in almost every area of medicine, as well as world-class research at Dartmouth Medical School and centers such as the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice (TDI).Dartmouth-Hitchcock includes: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, New Hampshire’s internationally known and nationally ranked academic medical center The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, a network of more than 900 primary and specialty care physicians located throughout New Hampshire and Vermont, with major community group practices in Lebanon, Concord, Manchester, Nashua and Keene. Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD), New Hampshire’s only children’s hospital Norris Cotton Cancer Center, one of only 40 National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. In addition, Dartmouth-Hitchcock will continue to aggressively identify cost-savings in non-personnel expenses, including such areas as supply management, travel, and purchased services.’These decisions have been difficult to make but they were guided by our mission and vision and the principles of fairness and equity,’ wrote Formella and Weinstein. ‘Above all, our decisions have been directed by our commitment to the patients and families who define our reason for being here.’ To help employees with these higher costs, health insurance contributions will vary by salary levels: those who earn less will pay less for comparable premiums while those who earn more will support more of the cost-sharing. The base defined benefit and defined contribution plan will remain the same, and shall continue to be funded. For those who participate in the matching program, effective January 1st , Dartmouth-Hitchcock contributions will no longer be automatically deposited each pay period. Source: DARTMOUTH-HITCHCOCK. 9.13.2010 The shortfall in Fiscal Year 2010 placed additional pressure on the starting point for Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Fiscal Year 2011 budget which, if left unchecked, would have resulted in a $50 million gap between revenues and expenses. The specific steps in the budget plan were outlined by Formella and Weinstein in their message to employees, and include: a 2% average salary increase, based on performance, effective January 1, 2011. Other board actions The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Boards of Trustees have approved a Fiscal Year 2011 budget, intended to close a projected $50 million budget gap, which includes reducing 4 percent of the workforce and cutting its health insurance share, while maintaining the organization’s goals of high-quality, high-value, patient-centered healthcare. In addition to the approval of the Fiscal Year 2011 budget, the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Boards also: Reaffirmed their commitment to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, which will allow Dartmouth-Hitchcock to strategically partner with other health care providers in the region to achieve growth and greater efficiency through collaboration, and not costly and redundant competition. This collaborative approach will mean greater value for the health care consumer, making care better, safer, and more efficient through the integration of services across the full cycle of care. Voiced continuing support for ‘eD-H,’ the April, 2011, launch of Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s organization-wide clinical information system, also known as the electronic health record (EHR). The eD-H implementation will meet the federal mandate for the EHR three years ahead of the2014 deadline, and will connect virtually every key clinical function in the organization, helping to deliver better, safer, more coordinated and more efficient care. The Fiscal Year 2011 budget reflects the changing health care, demographic, and economic environment, as well as Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s continuing evolution as a model of delivering high-quality, value-based patient care at lower cost. The plan was informed by Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s comprehensive patient-centered and academically-based mission and vision, and supported by clearly defined strategic goals and imperatives that serve as Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s guide for advancing the health of the region and the nation.‘As we address longer’term plans, we face immediate issues,’ wrote Dartmouth-Hitchcock Co-Presidents Nancy A. Formella, MSN, RN, and Dr. James N. Weinstein, in a Sept. 13 message to all Dartmouth-Hitchcock employees. ‘Our challenges, like those of other health care organizations across the United States, are real. We have been hit hard by the recession, reduced payments, and increasing need for our services.’ ‘Dartmouth-Hitchcock is as well-positioned as any academic health system in the nation to excel in the years ahead,’ said Hospital Board of Trustees Chair Jennie L. Norman. ‘We have the strategic blueprint in place to guide us. Yes, we have some very real challenges to overcome in the near term, but our future is bright, and we are confident our organization and people are up to this test.’ The Boards of Trustees may approve an annual contribution to the matching program for above-budget performance. There will be no changes or reductions to the Earned Time or vacation program for current employees of Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Employees hired after January 1, 2011, will be offered a lesser amount of paid time off. There will be no change to the coverage of the health insurance plans offered, nor will there be any changes in short- and long-term disability or life insurance benefits. ‘Dartmouth-Hitchcock employees have been taking care of the people of northern New England for generations, and we are deeply committed to the public trust we hold,’ wrote Formella and Weinstein. ‘We feel extremely fortunate to be working with individuals who demonstrate every day, the care, commitment, and continuing excellence that makes our future so bright. Together we face some very real challenges, but we are confident we ‘ all of us ‘ are up to the test. At its regular quarterly meeting Sept. 2-3, the Trustees also reaffirmed Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s commitment to several major projects, including the ‘eD-H’ electronic health records project and the ongoing development of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, an integrated health system that will coordinate resources, expand access to the specialized services and research available at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and enhance the quality of care in communities throughout New Hampshire and eastern Vermont. Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s presidents, officers, vice presidents, department chairs, and center directors will receive no salary increase. A reduction in the size of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock workforce of 300 full-time equivalent positions. The reduction, over the next 12 months, will be accomplished through elimination of targeted vacancies, attrition, and redesigning work, with layoffs as a last resort. The reductions will come from across the Dartmouth-Hitchcock system. A change in the portion of health insurance paid by employees. Dartmouth-Hitchcock will pay approximately 80% of employees’ health insurance costs, bringing Dartmouth-Hitchcock in line with cost sharing at other hospitals and health systems.last_img read more

Lampard to look at goalkeeper options at end of season

first_imgChelsea manager Frank Lampard said on Monday he would reassess his goalkeeping options at the end of the season after dropping the world’s most expensive goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga, in recent weeks. Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga has been dropped in recent weeks despite a world record price tag for a goalkeeper The Spanish international has fallen behind 38-year-old Willy Caballero after a series of poor performances in his second season after a £72 million ($92 million) move from Athletic Bilbao. “Of course in the summer then we look at the group as a whole and think how can we improve but there are no decisions or thoughts beyond the game tomorrow night as far as I’m concerned,” Lampard said ahead of Tuesday’s FA Cup tie against Liverpool. Kepa could return to face the runaway Premier League leaders at Stamford Bridge and Lampard praised his response to being dropped for the past five games. “He’s been professional as expected and has trained well, kept his head down, supported the team, and the group,” added Lampard. “Every player is in control of their destiny in terms of how they train and how they play.Advertisement Loading… “This is Chelsea and we’re trying to close the gap to the top, so there can be no one that can be relaxed or loose, we have to push every day.” Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got CanceledThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madecenter_img Read Also: Chelsea face uncertainty over Abraham injury Lampard will again be without the injured Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic for the visit of Liverpool but hopes to have both back in the near future to aid Chelsea’s challenge for a top-four finish in the Premier League. “It’s certainly frustrating for them, particularly Christian, who has had a big phase out now and is desperate to get back,” said Lampard. “I’m hoping they might be fit over the next week or two. I just can’t say that with clarity because they’ve both had their issues.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Dorothy Jean (Amrhein) Boyle, of Newberry, FL, and formerly of Brookville, IN

first_imgDorothy Jean (Amrhein) Boyle, of Newberry, FL, and formerly of Brookville, IN, was born on March 6, 1928 in Brookville, a daughter to Clarence and Anetia (Kuehn) Amrhein.Dorothy grew up on her parents’ farm in Brookville, along with her six siblings.  She learned housekeeping skills and worked on the farm, milking cows and harvesting produce and crops.  As a young adult, she worked at Rex Manufacturing Company in Connersville, IN, and at the Jay Garment Company in Brookville, where she sewed clothes.Dorothy first encountered her future husband, Marvin Boyle, at Brookville High School.  They were married on February 5, 1951, in Biloxi, MS, where Marvin was stationed in the Air Force.  In 1959, they moved to Bradenton, FL, due to a job opportunity for Marvin.  Dorothy was a homemaker there and also a waitress at a local diner.  Upon Marvin’s retirement from the Merchant Marine, they moved to Live Oak, FL, where she assisted with managing a 64 acre farm on which they raised quarter horses for racing and rodeo.  Eventually, needing to downsize, they moved to Newberry, FL, in 2016, with their youngest daughter, Arlene, and her family.Over the years, Dorothy enjoyed country music, embroidery, sewing, bingo, playing cards, and enjoying family and friends.  She loved traveling to various places around the country and world, and visited every place (except Korea) where her oldest daughter, April, was stationed in the Army.  Dorothy also traveled with her youngest daughter, Arlene and granddaughter, Kayla to barrel races and rodeos around the country.  She loved the many times that she took her daughters back to Brookville to visit family.  Dorothy was a life-long Catholic, and very dedicated to her faith.On Thursday, April 30, at the age of 92, Dorothy passed on at Ayers Health and Rehab Center in Trenton, FL, with her daughters at her side.Those surviving who will cherish her memory include two daughters, Arlene (Larry) Price of Newberry, FL, and April Boyle (Elizabeth Feeser) of Harrison, OH, one granddaughter, Kayla J. Price of Newberry, FL, one sister, Don Lou (Harold) Back, one brother, Ray (Evelyn) Amrhein, and 19 nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Marvin Boyle, her parents, and sisters Ruth Kirschner, Norma Knecht, Rita Riehle, and Betty Glaub.A private rosary and service will be held at the funeral home Friday for immediate family and graveside services will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery at 2:30.Any memorial contributions can be directed to the Shrine of St Jude in Chicago, or to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital at and respectively.  To sign the online guestbook, please visit  A Mass and dinner will be scheduled at a later date due to COVID-19 restrictions.last_img read more