ORIGINS OF THE PROJECT
In 1995, members of the Class of 1967 met to discuss a way to recognize twenty-nine classmates who had met early deaths. They sought a special area of the campus that would honor their classmates in an enduring way and enhance the beauty of the Hanover campus.
The result is a beautiful Memorial Wall and Garden located opposite the President’s home. A low limestone wall stretches from the entrance to the historic natural history trail halfway to Hendricks Hall. Next to the wall is a garden area, with plantings and benches, which encircles the historic Baldridge Columns, the original entrance gate to the College. This provides a quiet place for alumni and friends to pause and reflect.
THE OPPORTUNITY TO HONOR A FRIEND OR LOVED ONE
The class of 1967 conceived the Memorial Wall and Garden to serve all Hanoverians, in addition to recognizing the initial twenty-nine alumni. Alumni and friends of the College are eligible to be listed. A fund for ongoing maintenance and the eventual expansion of the wall has also been established.
To have the name of a friend or loved one added to the wall by making a charitable contribution of $500. Please send your gift to: The Memorial Garden and Wall Fund, Attention: Miranda Maxwell, 517 Ball Drive, Hanover College, Hanover, IN 47243-0108. Each name entry can include the individual’s full name and class year.
Gifts from several sources or a pooled fund-raising effort among friends is also possible, in order to reach the $500 level for inscription. All gifts are tax-deductible and meet all other criteria for donor clubs and alumni giving programs.
A permanent bench provides a functional option while lending to the quaint setting of Hanover College.
A charitable contribution of $1,500 covers the expense of the bench and the engraving of a special message.
Planting a tree to remember a loved one adds to the campus beauty while also memorializing a loved one or friend of Hanover College. Hanover will work with you to establish an appropriate location and tree to honor or memorialize someone. In addition to the tree, a bronze plaque will mark the location with a special message. A charitable contribution of $1,000 allows the college to acquire the tree and the brass marker plaque.
For more information about memorial options, please contact: Courtney Richmond, (812) 866-7111, firstname.lastname@example.org