Family of the Late Prof. Paul Kissinger Creates Fund to Support Greencastle Music Series

Family of the Late Prof. Paul Kissinger Creates Fund to Support Greencastle Music Series

August 9, 2010

Kissingers bg.jpgAugust 9, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — The family of the late Paul B. Kissinger, professor emeritus of physics and astronomy, has established a fund that will benefit the Greencastle Summer Music Series. The Paul and Joanne Kissinger Endowment, administered by the Putnam County Community Foundation, will support the concert series "held at Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church during the summer months and brings world-renowned concert musicians to Greencastle for free performances open to the public," reports today's Banner-Graphic. (photo, l-r: Lisa Kissinger Kaplan, Paul, Joanne and Scott Kissinger)

Professor Kissinger's widow, Joanne, and her two children, Lisa Kissinger Kaplan and Scott Kissinger, created the endowment.  It's designed to pay tribute to Dr. Kissinger, who taught at DePauw from 1960 to 2000, and died in May 2002. The Kissinger children "also wanted to honor their mother, Joanne, by supporting one of her many community interests," notes the newspaper.

The text adds, "Paul was a physics professor at DePauw University and former musician during his secondary and college years. Paul and Joanne shared a love for the DePauw University School of Music and other community music programs ... This fund will help to ensure a continuing summer concert series with many free high-quality performances for the entire community to enjoy, as well as shape the legacy for two beloved community members, Paul and Joanne Kissinger."

Read more at the Banner-Graphic's Web site.

Paul Kissinger delivered the commencement address to DePauw's Class of 1997.  Details can be found in this article. Embedded below is a spot from the 1997 Monon Bell telecast featuring the professor.