first_imgIn recognition of the longtime dedication of Ami Kuan Danoff ’84 and William A. Danoff ’82 and their most recent generosity in support of Harvard College and House renewal, the  Harvard College deanship will be renamed the Danoff Deanship of Harvard College.Explaining the motivation for their most recent gift, the Danoffs expressly cited the leadership of Harvard President Drew Faust, the Lincoln Professor of History, and the vision for the future of the College that they share with the leaders of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS).“Drew has inspired and impressed us with her ability to energize all members — faculty, students, and alumni — of the University. Great leaders have intelligence, enthusiasm, and integrity, and she has an abundance of all three of these important attributes,” said William Danoff.“Ami and Will Danoff are deeply engaged in the life of Harvard College, and their extraordinary generosity will help to enhance the experiences of our undergraduates in more ways than anyone can predict,” said Faust. “I am touched by the trust they have placed in Harvard’s leadership, and I am so pleased to have such thoughtful partners as we work to strengthen the heart of the University.”Rakesh Khurana, dean of Harvard College and the Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development at Harvard Business School (HBS), will be the inaugural Danoff Dean of Harvard College. A distinguished scholar of organizational behavior and leadership, Khurana joined the HBS faculty in 2000 and was appointed dean last year. He and his wife, Stephanie, have also served as co-masters of Cabot House since 2010.In his first year as dean, Khurana has brought a profound commitment to the values of a liberal arts education and has made diversity and inclusion a central part of his administration’s work. Khurana also has brought renewed focus on the intellectual experience as the foreground of the Harvard College student experience. Moving forward, he will seek to strengthen important academic aspects of the College, including expository writing, freshman seminars, and the General Education program.“I welcome this incredible gift from Ami and William Danoff, which will help advance Harvard College’s mission to educate the citizens and citizen-leaders for our society,” said Khurana.In addition to their support of the College, the Danoffs’ commitment to the University has included past support of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Their most recent gift includes funding for Harvard’s House Renewal initiative — which aims to reinvent and reinvigorate the Houses, among Harvard’s most important learning spaces — as well as endowed funds to support the key priorities of Khurana and Michael D. Smith, the Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and John H. Finley, Jr. Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, providing the deans with the flexibility to meet emerging needs and opportunities.“This generous gift will provide critical support for Harvard College, allowing Dean Khurana to double down on his efforts to provide our students with an intellectually, socially, and personally transformative educational experience,” said Smith. “A core component of this experience is our residential House system, and we are extremely grateful for the Danoffs’ support of the renewal of these critical spaces for the 21st century.”The Danoffs are committed to strengthening FAS, supporting Khurana’s vision for the College, and helping the School meet the goals of The Harvard Campaign for Arts and Sciences.“Will and I appreciate what an important, positive influence Harvard has had on us and our family. We are thrilled to support the efforts of President Faust and the leadership of the FAS with this gift,” said Ami Kuan Danoff.William Danoff is currently vice president at Fidelity Investments. Ami Kuan Danoff has held many leadership roles in finance, including vice president at Putnam Investments, but most recently has dedicated her time to philanthropic endeavors.last_img read more

first_imgWell known Letterkenny DJ Kevin McDaid finally took the plunge and married his DJ girlfriend Laura McCole yesterday.But guests at the lavish reception at the Mt Errigal Hotel got more than they bargained for when they got to see Kevin’s official stag party video.Kevin and Laura walk down the aisle as husband and wife!!The whose who of Letterkenny lads accompanied Kevin to Berlin for his stag – which even included a bungee jump by Kevin dressed in a pink suit from a skyscraper!Thankfully Kevin’s mum Kathleen had watched (and censored!) the video days before it was revealed to shocked guests! As usual Rahan man Dessie Dorrian got the blame for all the dodgy moments even though he was only responsible for 99% of them.On the day bride Laura looked absolutely stunning and a terrific day was had by all.Word has it that Laura will accompany Kevin for another bungee jump from St Eunan’s Cathedral later this evening.See you all there!   DDTV: IT’S MURDER ON THE DANCEFLOOR AS KEVIN TAKES THE PLUNGE (LITERALLY!) WITH LAURA was last modified: June 15th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BerlinDJdonegalKevin McDaidLaura McColeletterkennymarriedlast_img read more