As chair of the John Eberhard Society, I wish to thank those who
helped make this past fiscal year a record-breaker for the School.
of Architecture and Planning. As you may know, gifts of $1,000 or
more during each fiscal year qualify individuals and companies as
members of the school’s leadership giving society, named
after our founding dean. Annual contributions to the society fund
student scholarships, propel faculty research, and finance vital
educational and technological improvements in the school. In
2014-15, the school received more than 70 gifts of $1,000 or more,
nearly twice as many as the previous year. Many gifts this year
went to support the Solar Decathlon as our students compete to
build the world’s best solar house. As a proud graduate and
founding faculty member of the school, I am thrilled at this
increased level of financial support.