(L-R) Clark Giles, Kay Winston Lipman, Allan Lipman, and Nancy Giles

Fort Douglas Campaign Celebrates Progress
at Bandstand Rededication

The November 10 rededication of the Post Bandstand at Fort Douglas Heritage Commons marked the beginning of more celebrations to come this spring at the U’s new residential “living and learning” center on the east edge of the campus. Scheduled for completion are the Post Chapel and Post Theater, as well as the Commander’s House and at least seven of the 10 homes on Officers’ Circle. All have undergone significant renovation and restoration thanks to generous gifts from U donors and friends.

At the rededication, President Machen set forth the challenge of completing the rebuilding of Heritage Commons. “Today we not only celebrate what’s been completed to date but also reaffirm our goal to make sure that, one day, every historic facility here at Fort Douglas shines as brightly as the bandstand does today,” he said.

“With over $17 million raised to date for this project, we’re making great progress,” said campaign co-chair Kay Winston Lipman BA’62. “But there’s still much to be done to meet the $30 million goal and complete the needed renovations. We’re excited by what’s happening, but challenged to get more people involved and interested in the fort and its potential.”

Still to be renovated are numerous facilities, including two homes on Officers’ Circle, the officers’ residences on Stilwell Field, and non-commissioned officers’ homes on Connor Road. Plans call for these structures to be used for faculty and student housing or academic programs. Students from Diverse Disciplines Will Call Officers’ Circle Home Private gifts have funded the renovation of seven of the 10 homes on Officers’ Circle at Heritage Commons.

Each home is earmarked for students from specific disciplines at the U, who will begin occupying at least some of the structures in spring 2002. The University thanks the following donors who have made possible the renovation of these homes:

• Emma Eccles Jones Foundation Home #607 (Fine Arts)
• S. J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation Home #608 (Law)
• George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation Home #609 (Business)
• Cumming Foundation Home #610 (Honors)
• Kennecott Corporation Home #611 (Various)
• O. C. Tanner Company Home #612 (Humanities)
• Gary L. Crocker Home #613 (Science)

New Walkway at Heritage Commons Will Honor Veterans and Loved Ones

With funding from the E. R. and Katherine W. Dumke Foundation, a beautiful new walking path will soon connect Heritage Commons to the George S. Eccles 2002 Legacy Bridge and main campus. The walkway has been specially designed to incorporate plaques honoring veterans or others involved with Fort Douglas through the years. In addition, tribute or memorial gifts can be earmarked to the Post Chapel and Post Theater, and will be recognized in those facilities.

For more information on making a tribute or memorial gift to Fort Douglas, please contact: Scott Mietchen or Toni Lehtinen, Development Office, 201 Presidents Circle, Rm. 304, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 (801) 581-6825 or (800) 716-0377.