Spring 2016 /Face to Face/

Celebrating Campaign Pomona

“Five years ago, the Pomona College community set out on a daring quest to make an extraordinary liberal arts education even better—more equitable, more experiential, more sustainable and better suited to the needs of the 21st century,” President David Oxtoby told the crowd of campaign donors, trustees, faculty, staff and students who gathered on Feb. 27 to celebrate the successful conclusion of Campaign Pomona: Daring Minds. “I am proud to report that together, we have done all of that and more.” The campaign closed Dec. 31, 2015, after eclipsing its $250 million goal with a total of $316 million raised.

—Photos by Jeanine Hill

Edmunds Ballroom

Edmunds Ballroom decorated for the campaign celebration dinner

SCC decorations

Welcoming decorations in the Smith Campus Center hallwa

President David Oxtoby offering a toast

President David Oxtoby offers a toast

Sam and Emily Glick

Board Chair and master of ceremonies Sam Glick ’04 and Emily Glick ’04

Stewart Smith at the podium

Campaign Chair Stewart Smith ’68, P’00, P’09, addresses the crowd

Cocktail glass

A special “Daring Mind” cocktail

Chocolate dessert

Dessert with Campaign Pomona chocolate decoration

Libby Gates at the podium

Campaign Co-chair Libby Gates Armintrout ’86 makes a point

Trustees and a student chatting

Trustees Allyson Harris ’89 and Jack Long P’13, P’15, chat with student Jaureese Gaines ’16

Ashley Land and Nico Kass

Student speakers Ashley Land ’16 and Nico Kass ’16

Attendees watching campaign video

The crowd watches a special video

Choir members singing

Members of the Pomona College Glee Club entertain the assemblage