September 6, 2017

Dear Members of the Connecticut College Community,

I am pleased and proud to announce that trustee emerita Carolyn Holleran '60 and Jerry Holleran GP'07 have made a wonderful gift of $2.5 million in support of the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy. This gift more than doubles the Center's current endowment, ensuring its continued impact for a new generation. It will be used to endow important faculty and staff positions and support community-based courses for first-year students and those enrolled in the Center's longstanding certificate program, solidifying the College's ongoing leadership in community-based education for a more just world.

The Hollerans' remarkable vision and support for the center that bears their name extends over two decades. Endowed by their initial leadership gift in 1996, the Center fosters a teaching and learning environment that cultivates active citizenship, develops leaders, and advances intercultural knowledge. The Hollerans are very proud, as we are, of the hundreds of scholars who have graduated as proven leaders committed to social justice. Their gift builds on the strength of the Center and ensures that future students will benefit from this exceptional education.

I encourage you to learn more about the gift and the Hollerans themselves on our website.

I hope you will all join me in thanking Carolyn and Jerry for their leadership and enduring commitment to Connecticut College.

Katherine Bergeron