Vernon Jordan '57 Among the Luminaries Supporting 'Possible Dreams' Fundraiser
June 30, 2008
June 30, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - Vernon Jordan, "the noted Washington insider and civil rights advocate," is donating a "golf dream package" as part of the annual Possible Dreams Auction on Martha's Vineyard, reports the Cape Cod Times. Jordan, a 1957 graduate of DePauw University, "will host the winning bidder and two guests for lunch and a round at Farm Neck in Oak Bluffs."
Others who are contributing to the August 4 fundraiser for Martha's Vineyard Community Services include Ernie Els, Diane Sawyer, Mike Nichols, Jim Belushi and Alan Dershowitz.
Vernon E. Jordan Jr., senior managing director of Lazard Fréres & Co., is former president of the National Urban League and advised Presidents Clinton and Carter. An advisory member of DePauw's Board of Trustees, Jordan is co-producer of the new Broadway bioplay, Thurgood. He marked the release of his memoir, Vernon Can Read!, with a speech on October 27, 2001, in which he spoke of his days as a student in Greencastle.
On June 9, 2007, Jordan delivered the silver anniversary address at his Class of 1957's 50th reunion. An MP3 of the complete speech can be found in this story. His 1993 commencement address at DePauw is embedded below.Back