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In Memoriam: David H. Porter

I am very sorry to report the death of David H. Porter, with whom I worked very closely for almost my entire term as Executive Director. He served as Chair of our Development Committee from its revival in 2000 until this past January. In that role he led an effort that tripled the number of members who made annual giving donations and more than quadrupled the amount raised. He was also an active member of the Steering Committee for the Gateway Campaign.

In Memoriam: Alan Lindley Boegehold

Alan Lindley Boegehold, Professor Emeritus of Classics at Brown University, died on October 28, 2015 at his home in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts, in the presence of his wife of 61 years, Julie, and other members of his family. Alan was born in Detroit, Michigan, on March 21, 1927; his father, a scientist, was a personal adviser to the president of General Motors. Alan graduated from the Detroit Country Day School in 1944.

In Memoriam: Rolly J. Phillips

Rolly J.Phillips died unexpectedly 15 November 2015 in Salt Lake City, UT. She studied Classics at Bryn Mawr College, from which she graduated summa cum laude in 1965. A Fulbright Scholar in Classics at Newnham College, University of Cambridge, England, from 1965 to 1967, she received her Ph.D. in Classics from Harvard University in 1971. Rolly then had a long career teaching Latin and Greek. She held positions at Yale University, at Barnard College, and, from 1981 to 2009, at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York City. She is survived by two sisters and three brothers.