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Dear *|FNAME|*,

Thank you for being part of the event to celebrate the life of Philip Hewat-Jaboor. It was a lovely evening, embodying what we all admired most and loved about our friend. He is deeply missed.

As Rodney mentioned, Bard Graduate Center has established the Philip Hewat-Jaboor Memorial Award as a tribute to Philip and his dedication to connoisseurship and the next generation of decorative arts scholars and professionals. This award will provide funds for Bard Graduate Center students to travel or to pursue opportunities that further their interests and research. In a nod toward Philip’s own interests and passions, the award will support BGC students with a preference given to those researching subjects connected to Egypt or European furniture and decorative arts of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century.  Competitive applications will be reviewed and awarded by a panel of faculty and staff.  The Philip Hewat-Jaboor Memorial Award will be listed in the Bard Graduate Center catalogue and other promotional materials.

Our trustees have launched this endowed fund with $17,500. We hope to reach $50,000 by December. Should the amount raised exceed $100,000, we will establish a named scholarship fund. If the amount raised exceeds $250,000, an annual graduate fellowship will be established in Philip’s name. Endowed funds are held with the Bard College endowment, restricted for the sole use by Bard Graduate Center.

A gift in any amount towards this celebration of Philip, would mean a great deal to our students. With contributions of $5,000 or more, we are happy offer donors a complimentary copy of Thomas Hope, Regency Designer (edited by Philip with David Watkin) or William Beckford 1760-1844: An Eye for the Magnificent (edited by Philip with Bet McCleod).

If you are moved to give to this endeavor or if you have any questions, please contact Benjamin Krevolin at or 212-501-3072.

Thank you again for helping us celebrate our dear friend and colleague Philip Hewat-Jaboor.

With deep appreciation and gratitude,