Winter 2017 Issue

The Hall Takes a New Name

Recognizing Impact

By University Advancement Staff

William & Mary Hall — home to hundreds of Tribe sporting events, concerts and ceremonies every year — is taking the name of two generous donors, Jane Thompson Kaplan ’56 and Jim Kaplan ’57. The Board of Visitors approved a measure in September to change the building’s name to Kaplan Arena. The Kaplan family legacy has been built on their long record of advancing causes they are most passionate about, including scholarship support for students committed to excelling academically and athletically at William & Mary. Their most recent scholarships gift — which was given during the leadership phase of the For the Bold campaign — is the largest the Athletics Department has ever received and will provide full financial support for generations of men’s basketball players.