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Adelaide Van Winkle

Van Winkle Gives Time, Treasure to Babson

Adelaide Van WinkleAdelaide Van Winkle has become an honorary Babson alumna, and it’s easy to see why. Over the years, she has served as an overseer, a frequent event hostess in Florida and Connecticut, and an ardent supporter. In addition, two of her grandchildren are Babson graduates.

Adelaide and her husband, Arthur ’32, who passed away several years ago, both had successful careers in real estate. Arthur bequeathed money to Babson for which the College named a new dorm, Van Winkle Hall. Adelaide continues to stay engaged with Babson, visiting often and establishing several charitable gift annuities.

“The people at Babson are the reason I stay so involved,” Van Winkle says. “I’m also very education-minded. That’s why I continue to support Babson.”


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The people at Babson are the reason I stay so involved,”

– Adelaide Van Winkle