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Vernon Jordan '57 and Other Celebrities Help Create 'Possible Dreams'

August 5, 2009

Vernon Jordan Tight 44.jpgAugust 5, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — "A round of golf with Vernon Jordan" was among the items that raised money for charity at Monday's 31st annual Possible Dreams Auction on Martha's Vineyard, reports the Boston Globe. "Always a celeb-heavy affair, this year’s auction was dedicated to the memory of Walter Cronkite, who rarely missed the event during his many years on the Vineyard," write Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein.

Other items up for bid included "a role in Peter Farrelly's new comedy short starring Hugh Grant and Kate Winslet (and) a visit to The Office set and lunch with B.J. Novak and Mindy Kaling." The event raises funds for Martha's Vineyard Community Services.

The item can be found at the newspaper's Web site.

A 1957 DePauw graduate and an advisory member of the University's Board of Trustees, Vernon E. Jordan Jr. is senior managing director of Lazard Frères & Co. He Clinton Vernon Jordan June 2009.jpgformerly served as president of the National Urban League and as executive director of the United Negro College Fund and was an adviser to Presidents Carter and Clinton. He has authored Vernon Can Read! and Make It Plain: Standing Up and Speaking Out.

On June 11, Jordan and former President Clinton (seen in photo at right) paid tribute to the late historian and civil rights pioneer John Hope Franklin. Jordan also recently appeared on PBS' Tavis Smiley. A summary which includes video clips can be accessed here.

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