Two alumni members of the Berry College Board of Trustees – Bert Clark (82C) and Roger Lusby (79C) – assumed a leadership role in fundraising for the eight-lane track circling Valhalla’s playing field by committing $325,000 in matching funds (all now claimed) to encourage additional gifts. Their
generosity helped spur an outpouring of support by other alumni and friends. As a result, funds raised for the track now total $667,000, with approximately 60 donors – many of them cross country and track alumni – making a gift or pledge in support of the project.
This outpouring of generosity helped create new opportunities for students to participate in intercollegiate athletics by making possible the 2016 resumption of full competition for Berry student-athletes in track and field.
Pictured: Roger Lusby (79C), at left, and Bert Clark (82C) with Berry's Victor the Viking mascot.