Johnson Chapel Associate Profile: Douglas P. Butler ’42
Much as changed from the Amherst of 1938, when Doug Butler arrived
on campus. Those were the days of mandatory pea-green greetings, fraternities
as a home away from home, and, of course, the fall hurricane that leveled much
of the campus.
Yet much remains the same. Small classes, one-on-one discussions with favorite
professors, Kirby Theater, the Glee Club, and the rigor of the academic experience.
Doug remembers it all, having cherished his years at Amherst even as he served
in the Navy during WWII and throughout his successful business career as a
paper distributor in Worcester. Now retired, and active with local boards and
committees involved with the preservation of historic structures and sites,
Doug in a way has helped preserve the memories of Amherst for his class, having
served as reunion chair for many recent reunions.
Thoughts on Giving to Amherst: “I think the college, as a significant
cog in the wheel of civilized society, has produced a continuous stream of
talented thinkers and doers. I believe that those of us who
benefit daily from our Amherst experience can recognize the college’s
important role through our ongoing financial support.”
The Johnson Chapel
Associates society recognizes those alumni and friends who have named Amherst
in their will and/or provided for the college through a
planned gift. For more information contact Timothy A. Neale ’70, Director
of Planned Gifts, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002-5000, (413) 542-8256.