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Class fund manager Paul McCurdy ’82 is urging classmates to invest in Lafayette’s Posse class of 2009 by serving as an internship or externship host, being a Lafayette representative to the class, and donating money.

“Our goal for the class of ’82 is to grow our class participation in the fund,” he says. “We have a lot of loyal annual givers and we wanted to stimulate interest among classmates who were looking for a different type of giving opportunity.”

Providing diversity to the student body, the Posse class of 2009 will join 33 Posse students in the classes of ’06, ’07, and ’08. The Posse Foundation selects students from public high schools based on academics and leadership, sending them to colleges in teams to boost their chances of success.

“I think the group of class agents that we have in the class of ’82 are all connected and committed to Lafayette,” says McCurdy. “They feel that they all had a great experience at Lafayette through various professors and people and are committed to Lafayette’s Posse program. The students who are on campus in the fall will have the ability to benefit like we did.”

Lafayette’s participation in the Posse program with New York students is supported by the Judith C. White Foundation, a New York-based nonprofit headed by Jeffrey Kovner ’66, which has established a $250,000 endowment to promote and enhance diversity at Lafayette. The foundation also is giving $10,000 in each of the next three years to fund a leadership retreat weekend for Posse students. The contributions are a challenge grant for which Lafayette is raising additional donations to reach at least $1.2 million.

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