Jim Griffin '48
Jim’s story is a familiar one. Like many alumni he had long harbored fond memories of his high school days here. While at Webb, Jim was a loyal supporter of Ray’s museum and a strong lover of nature. He enjoyed photography and was a member of the camera club. Jim participated in the rifle club and was a member of the track team. After graduating from Webb, Jim attended and graduated from Pomona College and then went on to study and work in the field of geology.
During his visits to Webb, Jim asked about the different ways he might give back, and particularly about how he could honor Ray. He planned and initiated a substantial gift. Sadly, Jim was never able to offer his gift in person. He passed away the week he was scheduled to deliver the check to campus. However, Jim had generously added Webb to his estate plan several years earlier. Through his thoughtful planning, a check indeed arrived. The Alf Museum Hall of Life project benefited greatly and an endowed scholarship fund was also established in Jim’s memory. His legacy will live on in perpetuity at Webb.
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