Yale Legacy Partners Annual Luncheon: May 10, 2013
The 8th annual Yale Legacy Partners luncheon was held on May 10, 2013. Kroon Hall, home of the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies—which is renowned for its environmentally friendly features and stunning design—was the setting for the event. Members traveled to the luncheon not only from Connecticut and New York City, but also from as far as Wilmington, Delaware; Princeton, New Jersey; Blue Hills, Maine; and Philadelphia.
Vice President for Development Joan O'Neill welcomed the more than 100 Yale Legacy Partners and guests. On behalf of the University, she expressed gratitude to members for their contributions toward sustaining and strengthening the future of Yale.
This year’s keynote speaker was Robert Blocker, The Lucy and Henry Moses Dean of the School of Music. Dean Blocker reflected on the importance of music in daily life, and encouraged the audience to consider the impact music has on campus, in the community, and in the lives of so many Yale students, not simply those at the School of Music. He noted that 30% of students participate in some form of musical activity during their years at Yale.
For a grand finale, a quartet of virtuoso student performers, all 2013 graduates of the School of Music, entertained the attendees with Beethoven’s Opus 18 #1, 1st movement. They were Steven Hen-Shuo Chang, violin; Hyejin Koh, violin; Victor Fournelle-Blain, viola; and Andrew Hayhurst, cello.