Hampden-Sydney College announced today a pledge of $4 million from John W. "Bill" Kirk III '72 and his wife, Shireen, to support the endowment of the H-SC athletic program. Mr. Kirk has been a generous supporter of the College and Tiger athletics for many years, and was a major benefactor for the Kirk Athletic Center at Hampden-Sydney.
"Among the ranks of Hampden-Sydney's renowned brotherhood, few have given as much of their time, expertise, and financial resources to this institution as Bill Kirk," said Hampden-Sydney President Larry Stimpert. "We are truly grateful to Bill and Shireen for their commitment to the Tiger athletic program and to this College. Athletic competition is a critical element of the Hampden-Sydney experien
ce, and Bill's support for our athletic endowment strengthens the foundation of our program and ensures a promising future for the young men who don the garnet and grey, as well as the talented staff who coach and mentor them."