Giving Stories

Class of 1968 Scholarship Fund
In recognition of their upcoming 50th Reunion, the Class of 1968 established the fund in honor of classmate David G. Doughty Jr., for his efforts in keeping the class connected and communicating, and in memory of deceased classmates.
Mark Gabry and Shelley Katsh P’07, ’10
Gabry Family Fund
Bowdoin parents Mark Gabry and Shelley Katsh P’07, ’10 recently established the Gabry Family Fund. The fund’s goal is to deepen the understanding of the Holocaust through an annual lecture on campus. The fund will also contribute to student and faculty research, library resources, and other creative, innovative, and interdisciplinary programs on campus that raise awareness of Holocaust-related issues.
Bob Hooke ’64
Robert L. Hooke Jr. ’64 Fund for Special Collections and Archives & Robert L. Hooke Jr. ’64 Fund for the Visual Arts
Bob Hooke ’64 is not only a supporter of Bowdoin’s Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, but a partner in its mission to provide scholarly materials for student and faculty projects. Hooke’s gifts have bolstered the library’s collections, specifically in the areas of Africana studies and natural science, and he recently established a fund through his estate plan, which will continue his support for the library’s George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives. An accomplished sculptor, Hooke also established a second fund to support Bowdoin’s visual arts program with an emphasis on sculpture.
Professor of Geology Arthur Hussey
Arthur M. Hussey Department of Geology Support Fund
Established with support from Benjamin Burke ’99, T.J. Fudge ’02, Edward Meyer ’01, George ’90 and Sarah ’90 Phocas, the estate of late Professor of Geology Arthur Hussey, and several of his former students and additional alumni, the fund will provide for projects and initiatives in earth and oceanographic sciences with a priority for developing students’ interest in the field.
Don ’65 and Frances Krogstad
Frances M. and Donald J. Krogstad ’65 Scholarship
Don ’65 and Frances Krogstad recently established the fund, which will be endowed by a charitable distribution, to support scholarship aid for Bowdoin students.
Richard W. Moll
Richard W. Moll Memorial Scholarship
Director of Admissions from 1967-1975, Dick Moll left a deeper and longer-lasting imprint on Bowdoin than his near-decade of admissions work would suggest. Moll’s vision of Bowdoin as a place of racial and gender diversity, creativity, individual spark, and intellectual curiosity, as well as his unique ability to attract students of tremendous talent, propelled the College into national renown. Moll’s work at Bowdoin and, later, several other colleges, along with his popular books, essays, and columns, established him as a revered and influential voice in higher education admissions. Upon Moll’s recent passing, several members of Bowdoin’s Class of 1976 chose to celebrate his life and achievements by establishing a scholarship fund in his name. Created by J. Taylor Crandall, William S. Janes, and Peter J. Grua and Mary G. O’Connell, with additional gifts from seventy other friends and admirers, the Richard W. Moll Scholarship Fund fittingly supports scholarship aid for Bowdoin students.
Nathan Zietlow ’87 Family
Nathan Zietlow ’87 Family Scholarship Fund
Nathan Zietlow ’87 attributes his success as an attorney to both the education he received at Bowdoin and the postgraduate financial assistance he received from two endowed Bowdoin funds—the George and Mary Knox Scholarship Fund and the Lee G. Paul Scholarship Fund—to attend Harvard Law School. Now at Cargill, Nathan is responsible for the international company’s strategy for data, technology, process, and use of shared services in the tax area. In addition, he heads up four major tax and customs teams. Nathan has made support for Bowdoin students his philanthropic priority. After providing aid to a student for four years through a Hyde Scholarship, Nathan decided to establish the Nathan Zietlow ’87 Family Scholarship Fund, using a blended gift involving a multi-year pledge and a planned gift through his estate. The new endowed fund will provide financial aid for future generations of Bowdoin students.