About The Cooper Series
The Cooper Foundation
The William J. Cooper Foundation provides a varied program of lectures, performances and exhibitions which enriches the academic work of the College. The Foundation was established by William J. Cooper who specified that the income from his gift should be used "in bringing to the college eminent citizens of this and other countries who are leaders in statesmanship, education, the arts, sciences, learned professions and business." The Promise Fund, established anonymously by an alumnus on the occasion of his graduation, "brings guest speakers and performers in music, film, dance, and theatre who show promise of distinguished achievement.