by Otto Mills (212)

Several months ago, the 212 Reunion Committee decided to request contributions from its  class for another gift to help students directly.  We have already established an award in the memory of our Sponsor, the late Dr. Gerald Hamm; it is given to a senior at Commencement to help defray college costs.   When asked for a recommendation for our second one, President Timothy McKenna replied that some students could not afford Chromebooks, and would be appreciative of having a loaner while at Central.

Fred Goldstein (212) served as chair of this activity which raised $11,200 from members of the 212th class (including a donation from our class treasury).  This amount will allow the purchase of 37 Chromebooks to loan to students while attending our alma mater.  A sticker, created by Fred’s daughter, Tova Goldstein, will be placed on each Chromebook.

This sticker, designed by Tova Goldstein (daughter of Fred Goldstein, 212) will be placed on each Chromebook funded by the 212’s fundraising campaign.

President McKenna wrote:

I am so pleased that the 212th class has decided to support our current students with new Chromebooks.  During this historic pandemic, your generosity will support them as they work virtually to complete our rigorous academic program.  I thank all of the members of this class who have donated funds for this contribution to our school.”

From Lynn Norton Robins, Director of Development for AACHS:

I’m so glad that the 212th class had this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Central students. You have accomplished your goal!  With your help and insistence, the 212th class has set the perfect example of leadership ~ in that giving to the AACHS as a class makes for a very impactful and meaningful experience for the donors as well as the recipients.  I hope this is the first of many opportunities for the 212th class to give back.

Fred Goldstein (212) delivers stickers to President Tim McKenna at Central in July 2020.