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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Graham Arader loves Brenau University

As you know, our friend Graham is a force of nature.  His vision, enthusiasm, and support have created at Brenau University one of the finest natural science history collections in the southeastern United States.  

Brenau University was founded in 1878.  The name Brenau combines the German word brennen, "to burn" with the atomic symbol for gold, AU, from the Latin aurum.  Accordingly, our motto is "as gold refined by fire."  We have an independent board of trustees and are a not-for-profit, nonsectarian comprehensive university.  I encourage you to click on the following link to learn more about the university:   https://www.brenau.edu/about/quickfacts/

The Arader Fund at Brenau is designed to provide students access to some of the world's most significant natural history artists such as Redouté (plants), Audubon (birds), and Bloch (fish).  The prints are currently featured in the library, and other prints are being framed that will be located in the science building.  Students work with faculty to research the prints, write papers that are graded, and engage in a world of curious wonder that otherwise would be lost in the learning experience at Brenau.  That your kindness helps stir curiosity at Brenau means much, and we are grateful.

A formal letter noting your charitable deduction will follow.  But I wanted to let you know we have been notified of your gift of $15,860 that will allow us to accession and display natural history art thereby helping us to complete Mr. Arader's vision and passion at Brenau.

Thank you so very much, Robert

Robert C. Shippey, Jr., Ph.D., M.B.A.
Associate Vice President for Development
Brenau University
500 Washington Street SE,  Gainesville, GA  30501
(P) 770-297-5954  (C) 678-780-6542   (F)  770-538-4300

Thursday, April 11, 2019

A wonderful compliment from Brenau University's superstar President, Ed Schrader.

Mr. Arader,
Ed Schrader shares the following message and photos with you.
With kind regards,

Brenau University

Jody Y. Wall
Chief of Staff
Brenau University
Phone:  770-534-6110
Fax:  770-538-4315

Graham, the first signs of spring are emerging on campus.  As you can imagine, the excitement begins to blossom as graduation nears.  Four years of cultivating leaves that grow and teaching those leaves to save light for others gives satisfaction.

But the engravings, lithographs, and watercolors of plants and fish and the resources to study these remains one of the significant highlights of our year.  Our board, students, librarians, faculty, and administration remain enthusiastic about the teaching possibilities you are creating.

Toward this end, we have a reading and research room that annexes our rare book room.  Plans have been made to put the flat files you are sending our way in this section of the library.  We will place the Bloch fish in the files where they can be studied, and the Audubon elephant folios will also be placed here.  In this regard, I'd like to recommend that we name this room the Graham W. Arader III Reading Room of Natural Science and History Art.  Of course, it will take time to cultivate this space into the research forum envisioned but naming the room in honor of your vision and generosity will give us cause to celebrate and dream.

I have attached a few photos of the Armenante and Sohn watercolors by Edwin Dalton Smith.  What a treasure!  We'd love to have them, and you, come to campus soon to see for yourselves the impact you are making.

Let's connect soon, Ed