Greek tradition, Zeus was so fed up with the stupidity andcrudeness of men and women that he wanted to destroy them. Fortunately forus, Prometheus intervened and sharedtwo things that make us human. Terst was the gift of re, previously theexclusive property of the gods. Tesecond was the virtue of philanthropy,literally the love (
) of humankind(
Tese gifts were the rstacts of philanthropy. Given re, we were able to progress. Given the ability to love others, we were empowered tobecome fully human.Te Judeo-Christian tradition catchesthis same spirit of empowering phi-lanthropy in the Golden Rule, whichMother Marie Rose Durocher, thefoundress of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, echoes when she asks us to “Extend a hand toone another to help surmount thediculties that occur.”Holy Names University exists only because of the love and generosity that the Sisters, trustees, faculty, sta,alumni, friends, and you manifest forour mission. Grounded in the core val-ues of the liberal arts and the Catholictradition, we try to touch each genera-tion of students, preparing them tothink critically, seek and discern the
A message from the President
truth, communicate eectively andpersuasively, and become skilledprofessionals guided by love, ethics,social justice, diversity, and generosity.Tis special issue includes the namesof those individuals and organizationsthat have shown their love of ourstudents and the common good by sharing their resources with Holy Names University. Each gift is an actof philanthropy, an act of love, and agift empowering the receiver andennobling the giver.Please receive this report as ourtestimony to these our humanheroines and heroes whose giftssustain, transform, and challengeus anew to “liberate the spirit” inall whose lives we touch.
William J. Hynes, Ph.D.