Dick selected Brown because it had both a great reputation and an accepting atmosphere. His daughters, Rebecca and Jessie, were drawn to the flexibility of the Open Curriculum and vibrancy of the student body. Their shared experience on College Hill, almost 50 years apart, has deepened their bond.
Since his graduation Dick has given back to the University in a myriad of ways, including serving on the board of overseers of the Watson Institute and three terms as a corporation member. Through current-use gifts, endowed funds, and planned gifts, he has supported initiatives as diverse as The Brown Promise and the Sports Foundation. Dick gives back to Brown to provide others with opportunity and a path to success.
“Planned giving is a win/win: it’s an effective planning tool and supports Brown’s commitment to excellence. And it feels good.”
Dick has expanded on his Brown legacy by instilling his philanthropic passion in his daughters. For Rebecca, supporting Brown through the Annual Fund aligns perfectly with her values and the causes she cares about. For Jessie, giving to The Brown Promise promotes the diverse student body that drew her to Brown in the first place.