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A Transformational Legacy

Early in the 20th century, George Eastman and a core group of leaders worked together to chart the University of Rochester’s future. Their vision and philanthropic support were instrumental in transforming the University of Rochester into one of the world’s finest research universities.

Like an invisible thread connecting the past to the present, the George Eastman Circle links that early group of benefactors with today’s leadership Annual Giving donors. By joining together, George Eastman Circle members are honoring the legacy of one of the University’s greatest benefactors and have established a new tradition to inspire others.

Why do George Eastman Circle members care so deeply about the University’s future? Perhaps George Eastman said it best when he shared, “The progress of the world depends almost entirely upon education.”

We invite you to join the George Eastman Circle today