And more surprises: a frame to hold a portrait the trustees have commissioned Annette Polan ’67 to paint of Wyndham, and the biggest news of the evening—a new $2 million Wyndham Robertson Scholarship Fund and a scroll containing the names of the 200 donors who had contributed through the previous day. Others have been added to the list since then.
It was an evening of love, appreciation, fond memories and looking ahead—for Wyndham Robertson, who is taking a break after more than three decades as an active trustee, which included stints as board chair and more recently as chair of the campaign that raised $162 million; and for Hollins, which will be learning to live without her valuable day-to-day involvement.
Virginia. Governor's Office. Executive Papers of Governor Wyndham Robertson, 1836-1837 (bulk 1836). Accession 43097. State Records Collection, The Library of Virginia.