With a single commitment, John Stevens ’52 has chosen to support both The Webb Schools and the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology in perpetuity. Through tax-advantaged giving from his IRA, Stevens has endowed funds for both important institutions on our campus. By creating an unrestricted endowment fund for The Webb Schools and another for the Alf Museum, Stevens’ gift can be distributed wherever the need is greatest, allowing us to fulfill our mission for decades to come. Endowment gifts like Stevens’ are invested to ensure our ability to thrive well into the future.
While a student at Webb, Stevens an avid museum scholar and is featured in several photographs in the biography Moment of Time: The Life of Raymond Alf and the History of the Peccary Society. He has continued his involvement in the museum as an alumnus by attending many alumni Peccary Trips, including the first trip to Mongolia in 1995, and as a generous benefactor of the annual Peccary Society Dinner.
Like Ray Alf before him, Stevens was a star sprinter at Webb and still holds the schools’ record for the 200-meter dash. After graduating from the Webb School of California, Stevens attended Pomona College and the California Institute of Technology. He is a proud member of The Hastings Society at Webb as a dedicated donor for more than 20 consecutive years. He lives in New Hampshire with his daughter and grandchildren.