Kathryn Wasserman Davis, an internationally known philanthropist and scholar who founded a program that supports student peace projects and an endowed faculty chair in Russian studies at Wheaton, died on April 23, at the age of 106. She was the mother of Wheaton Trustee Emerita Diana Davis Spencer ’60.
“Mrs. Davis was an exceptional advocate for international peace and understanding throughout her life,” said President Ronald Crutcher. “Her extraordinary generosity has helped people around the world through the arts, education, environmental conservation and global peace initiatives.”
A resident of Hobe Sound, Fla., Tarrytown, N.Y., and Northeast Harbor, Maine, she skied into her eighties and played tennis into her nineties. [Read more...]