Cornell Club of Washington
Tribute to Austin “Kip” Kiplinger
Scholarship Fund Challenge Grant
RAIN or SHINE
We have a tent & adjacent large Barn at the Kiplinger Farm!
Please join the Cornell Club of Washington in celebrating the memory of its most dedicated member, Austin “Kip” Kiplinger ’39. who passed away last November at the age of 97. In his honor, proceeds from this event will go to the Scholarship Fund, and the Kiplinger Foundation has additionally offered a $15,000 matching challenge grant if registrations and additional donations meet that goal.
(So, even if if you are unable to attend, please consider a donation via the Register button.).
We will gather at the family farm to recall in an “open mic” forum the many great stories about Kip and what he meant to our club.
Drinks and light hors d’oeuvres will be available, and there will be opportunities to explore the farm and its environs. (Dress is “farm casual," children are welcome, however the farm is unable to accommodate pets.)
Kip, of course, was editor emeritus of The Kiplinger Washington Editors, the publishers of Kiplinger's Personal Finance, The Kiplinger Letter, kiplinger.com, in addition to other titles. He became a Cornell University trustee in 1960, and served as board chairman from 1984-1989.
As an alumnus, Kip supported the creation of the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, co-chaired the committee to renovate and expand Lincoln Hall, and served as chair of the presidential search committee that selected Frank H.T. Rhodes as the university’s ninth president.
Even with his many duties for Cornell, Kip remained ever active and interested in his local club throughout the years. As a life member, Kip was always ready to support CCW, whether it was hosting our annual Father’s Day picnic for decades at the farm, or providing the use of the Kiplinger office’s Washington collection and museum as our event venues, or simply attending CCW happenings around town. He served as Secretary of CCW’s Board of Directors, and a CCW scholarship was named in his honor nearly two decades ago. That scholarship will be supported by this event.
Sunday, May 22nd, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
*Proceeds from this event will go to the Scholarship Fund in Kip’s honor, and the Kiplinger Foundation has additionally offered a $15,000 matching challenge grant if registrations and additional donations meet that goal.”
$75 Current CCW Members
$140 Couple (Both Current CCW Members)
$30 Young Alumni/CIW Students Classes 2014 - 17
$85 Non - Members
Additional contributions to the scholarship fund (via the Register button)
(At the $500 level and above contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the 2-volume book “Letter From Washington” written by Kip and published in 2011.)
Children up to age 18 are welcome to attend with their parents free of charge.
Montevideo (the Kiplinger family farm)
16801 River Road, Poolesville, MD 20837
Contact Jim Schoonmaker at firstname.lastname@example.org