One of the most fundamental roles of a natural history museum such as the Alf Museum is safeguarding specimens in the collection so that they can be further studied. And none of this work is possible without the generous support of donors like Yanji Luo and Li Jiang P ’20, who made a $100,000 capstone gift toward this important project.
The Luo-Jiang family were just beginning their association with The Webb Schools in 2016 when they decided to make theis notable contribution.
“With this gift, we were able to fully fund a 50% increase in collections capacity by installing a compactor system, a revolutionary change in our ability to serve as a world class research institution,” Museum Director Emeritus Dr. Don Lofgren said. “Our amazing collection of fossils is now fully accessible so anyone can search through it via the internet, and scientists can visit in person to utilize our fossils for research. We now have enough space to house all the fossils that will be found by Webb students on Peccary Trips for the next two decades!”
Luo and Jiang followed up this extraordinary gift with an even more generous commitment of $1 million in 2019. This multi-layered gift will fund academic innovation and experiential learning through The Webb Fund, support The Centennial Campaign and provide an endowment for the maintenance of our beautiful campus spaces. Their transformative gift will touch every area of campus for decades to come.