Messenger - Vol. 1, No. 1, Page 35 Fall 1991 1990-91 Report of Private Support A.L.L. dream realized in Arsht Hall The University's Academy of Lifelong Learning (A.L.L.), founded in 1980, has been known for its members' strong volunteerism and their love of intellectual stimulation. Members not only devote time and energy to the Academy's Council and its 23 working committees, but take lectures, concerts and dramatic productions into retirement homes and senior centers to spread the concept and excitement of post-retirement learning. More than 100 volunteers worked with enthusiasm to raise $1 million toward the new home for A.L.L. to match the $1 million gift of members Roxana C. and S. Samuel Arsht. Former two-term Academy Council Chairman Robert Grimble, Vice Chairman Charles H. (Buck) Arrington, and Vice Chairman Sig Ettinger oversaw solicitation from fellow A.L.L. members and the community. The other members of the Academy's fundraising advisory committee who also served as captains and workers are: Roxana and Samuel Arsht, Glen Barbaras, Thomas Chase, Elizabeth Manchester '35, David E. Morrison, Albert Spivey '89, William Swayze '38 and Robert Tiews. "I expected a great effort from the fundraising committee," Grimble said, "and I was tremendously pleased that they raised nearly $700,000 from Academy members and another $300,000 from foundations and area businesses. Participation was over 80 percent by active A.L.L. members and their commitments were much more generous than I would have expected from retirees." In May, the Arshts gave the University a second million-dollar donation toward the fundraising effort. When President David P. Roselle announced the gift and the successful close of the fundraising campaign, he also announced that the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees had approved naming the new facility in honor of the Arshts. Several special gifts by Academy members, friends and family members resulted in the naming of rooms in Arsht Hall. The Grimble family, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Spivey and Earl Krapf have named rooms. The gifts from over 130 Academy members and friends created a room to honor the late Edwin C. Buxbaum, a popular teacher and resident philosopher, a professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Delaware and former Du Pont researcher. The Arshts' daughter, Adrienne Arsht Feldman, named the Arsht Hall reading room for her grandparents, Samuel and Matilda Cannon.