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News Release (March 22, 1964)


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News Release (March 22, 1964)
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New College News Release, For Release: Sunday, March 22, 1964, Sarasota Woman Makes Major Gift to Aid New College Music Studies
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March 22, 1964


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NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C. ARTHUR INFORMATION FOR RELEASE: Sunday, l\iarch 22, 196l! SARASOTA 1/vOlViAN MAKES MAJOR G IF r TO AID NE'iJ COLLEGE MUSIC s rUDIES Mrs. Harry L. Mundy today mace a gift of $150,000 to New College t.o be used in creating che musical stuC!ies department ac the new educational institution. Announcement of the gift was made by Benton w. Powell, chairman of the New College Development Committee. Mrs. Mundy's gift followed by only a few days the announcement of an affiliation between New College and the Florida West Coast Symphony Orchestra on which she is a performing member and presioent. The former concert violinist said that she mace the gift because she saw in New College the opportunity for young people to combine a musical preparatory period with an excellent liberal arts education. "Music was once considered an elementary part of the liberal arts curriculum for all students and I feel that its study is par t of the greater goal of the total education of our young people, 11 said Mrs. 11 It is my hope chat New College will bring to all of its students the understanding of the beauty, the precision of form, and technique of communication that makes music so much a part of all of our lives." Mr. Powell said that Mrs. Mundy's gift provides the nucleus for (more)


-2 -the building of a musical center permitting the education of students in the fashion which she anticipates. "Ne are deeply indebted to Ivlrs. Mundy," said Mr. Powell, "for she has devoted much of her time throughout her life to musical activities, and it is fitting that a permanent record be made of this contribution for the inspiration of the many generations which New College will serve." New College President Dr. George F. Baughman praised Mrs. Muncy's Cledication to music. He said: "Mrs. Nundy embodies the spirit of the New Colleg e purpose. 'i?ell educated and highly motiva-ted, she has used her knowledge and her abilities as well as her other resources in the service of mankind. Her gift will make possible the education of young men and women in the same tradition." A native of St. Paul, Minn., Mrs. Mundy has had a musical life from her earliest days when she began training in Chicago, to studies in New York and London including a period as a student of Leopold Auer. She has toured as a concert violinist, taught as a member of McPhail Conservatory of Music in Minneapolis, and for 15 years was choir director and organist at s t. s Episcopal Church in Venice, where she formerly resided. Her association with the Florida Coast Symphony has includec her service as president of the organization as ""ell as performing with the orchestra for 14 years and with the Chamber Music Group of the orchestra. Mrs. Mundy also is the founder and chairman of the Symphony Scholarship Trust which assists deserving young music students; founder and (more)


-3 -chairman of the Symphony Woman's Association; anc, the first president of the Asolo Opera Guild. A host of civic and organizational positions have been Mrs. Mundy's. She has been a member, chairman, first vice chairman and second vice chairman of the Sarasota County Hospital Board during her 11 year tenure with that elective group. She was chairman of the board's planning committee \17hich was charged wi-ch the responsibility for planning the new addition to the hospital. She has served on the Council of the City of Venice, as president of the Venice Woman's Club, and as past president of the Founders Garden Circle. # # #

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