Park B. Smith spearheads Holy Cross fundraising

New York – Already a major contributor to College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, Mass.), Park B. Smith, class of 1954, issued a challenge to alumni during a recent fund-raising drive, Lift High the Cross.

The original goal of the fund raiser was $175 million. Toward the end of the drive it appeared the total would hit $180 million, and at that point the ever-competitive Smith, owner and chairman of Park B. Smith Ltd., challenged the others to bring the total to $190 million – pledging to add $10 million himself to bring the total to an even $200 million.

The challenge worked and Holy Cross ended its drive with $200 million. College president Rev. Michael C. McFarland called Smith “a man who has made an indelible mark on the campus…academic, spiritual and athletic opportunities have been created, thanks to Park’s generosity.”

Home & Textiles Today Staff | News & Commentary

 Home Textiles Today is the market-leading brand covering the home and textiles markets, offering a comprehensive package of print and online products. Home & Textiles Today provides industry news, product trends and introductions, exclusive industry research, consumer data, store operations solutions, trade show news and much more.

Featured Video

  • The Countdown to the ICON Honors Continues featuring Christophe Pourny

    Camera Icon More Videos

CURRENT ISSUE

HTT digital edition

See the May 2017 issue of Home & Textiles Today. In this issue, we discuss our annual Market Basket survey, which finds higher prices and more polyester at leading retailers. See details!