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President Tom Sullivan announces Jack ’64 (right) and Shirley Silver's support for the Alumni House and Billings Library projects.

Come Home to Alumni House

Thanks to a $2 million gift from Jack Silver ’64 and his wife Shirley, work is resuming on renovation and restoration of the proposed Alumni House, with a grand opening set for the fall of 2015.

The Silvers’ generosity creates new momentum for the project, which will be paid for entirely through private donations. To date, more than $5.5 million has been raised for the Alumni House, which is located on Summit Street in the old Delta Psi fraternity house. The Alumni House will become the first-stop on the UVM campus for returning alumni and a place to gather for educational, cultural and social activities.

Silver said he sees UVM’s first Alumni House as “a catalyst to bring people together and create a home that people can come back to. I really support President Sullivan’s vision about what is important to the university right now.”

The Alumni House’s pavilion – to be named the Jack and Shirley Silver Pavilion – will also be available for meetings, weddings and banquets.
“The Alumni House is a project that will be the glue that ultimately creates a center where people who have graduated can gather and successfully continue their relationship with the university,’’ Silver said.

Ruth Henry '90, Executive Director of Member Services and Alumni House Campaign Coordinator, serves not only as the project manager and lead fundraiser for Alumni House, but is also implementing a robust set of services that will provide added value to all members of the UVM alumni community.

The entire alumni constituency — both current and future — is deeply indebted to you for your contribution to this landmark effort. As we inch ever closer to enjoying a permanent home on campus, we look forward to sharing more great news with you in the coming months.

We look forward to welcoming you soon,

Kristina Pisanelli '97
UVM Alumni Association

Alan Ryea '90
Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations
UVM Foundation