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Emeritus Trustee challenges new grads to make contributions

Jack Krol, A58, AG59, who recently celebrated his 50th reunion, has "adopted" some of Tufts' most recent graduates.

Under the "3-2-1 Blastoff!" challenge, Krol will match all Class of 2009 annual-fund gifts 3:1 for one year, 2:1 the following year, and 1:1 for a third year.

The aim is to raise awareness among young alumni of the importance of giving back to Tufts, while at the same time providing philanthropic support to students and faculty.

Krol, former chairman and CEO of E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., is an emeritus trustee of the university and a past overseer of the School of Arts and Sciences.

"I have always felt we are privileged to have attended a great school like Tufts, which has led to a very interesting life and the ability to give back to the place that made it possible," Krol says.

"It's exciting to encourage recent graduates to support Tufts in its efforts to excel and to help those in need to attend our great university," he says. "To get a sense of the value of a Tufts education, just look at the multitude of successful graduates in so many fields.

"My hope is that students privileged to attend this great school will make great contributions to improving the quality of life for all of us, but particularly for the needy around the world."

To learn how you can adopt a class, please contact Melissa White, director, Tufts Fund for Arts, Sciences & Engineering, melissa.white@tufts.edu, 617-627-5335.