Photo Gallery: Announcement of $25M Gift to Enhance the Arts Delights Crowd

February 27th, 2013 by 

Slide 1. Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of Holy Cross, announces that Cornelius "Neil" B. Prior '56, is donating $25 million to the College to enhance the arts. Image by Dan Vaillancourt

Slide 2. Prior, who received a rousing ovation, offers a few remarks. Image by Dan Vaillancourt

Slide 3. Tracy Barlok, vice president for development and alumni relations, offers gratitude to Prior for his generous gift. Image by Dan Vaillancourt

Slide 4. Students and faculty members from the music department perform part of Heitor Villa-Lobos’ "Bachianas Brasileiras." Image by Dan Vaillancourt

Slide 5. Soprano Suzanne Crifo '13 Image by Dan Vaillancourt

Slide 6. Shirish Korde, Distinguished Professor of Humanities and chair of music, called the gift a "game changer" for the College. In the background are Michael Beatty, associate professor of visual arts, left, and Edward Isser, professor and chair of theatre. Image by Dan Vaillancourt

Slide 7. Roger Hankins, director of the Cantor Art Gallery, reacts to the news. Image by Dan Vaillancourt

Slide 8. Osvaldo Golijov, Loyola Professor of Music, offers applause. Image by Dan Vaillancourt

Slide 9. Frank Vellaccio, senior vice president, was singled out for supporting the arts throughout his career at the College. Image by Dan Vaillancourt

Slide 10. Timothy Austin, vice president of academic affairs and dean of the College Image by Dan Vaillancourt

Slide 11. P. Kevin Condron '67, chair of the Board of Trustees, presents Prior with a T-shirt that reads "Thank You! For making the arts a PRIOR-ity." Image by Dan Vaillancourt

Slide 12. Rehm Library was overflowing with students, faculty and staff for the announcement. Image by Dan Vaillancourt

Slide 13. The College Choir performs after the doors opened outside the Rehm Library. Image by Dan Vaillancourt

Slide 14. Christopher Shepard directs the College Choir. Image by Dan Vaillancourt

Slide 15. From left, Fr. Boroughs, Prior and Condron applaud the performance by the College Choir. Image by Dan Vaillancourt

Slide 16. Prior thanks Crifo for her performance. Image by Dan Vaillancourt

Photography by Dan Vaillancourt

Alumnus Donates $25 Million to Holy Cross to Enhance the Arts

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