On Sept. 29, 2012, new and long-standing members of the Stevens Legacy Society, Stevens' planned giving society, gathered in the S. C. Williams Library to recognize and celebrate the philanthropic spirit that sustains the University.
"The thoughtful and generous gift provisions alumni and friends have put in place are a wonderful vote of confidence in Stevens as well as an important investment in the future," said Michael Governor, Stevens Director of Planned Giving. "Planned gifts have a meaningful and direct impact on the lives of future students. We’re honored to recognize such support through membership in the Legacy Society."
Attendees were treated to an opening musical performance by pianist Amanda Llamanzares ’14, who played pieces by Chopin and Debussy. After lunch, Schaefer School of Engineering and Science Dean Michael Bruno provided an update on Schaefer activities and thanked members for their contributions.
President Nariman Farvardin then spoke about recent news, including Stevens' rise in national academic rankings, and closed by giving thanks to both new and longtime members of the Society for sustaining the spirit Edwin A. Stevens first expressed with his own bequest of the funds, land, and facilities that created Stevens.
The event concluded with member inductions — 15 Legacy Society members received certificates and handsome brass medallions — and a group photograph.