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Boyce Lineberger Ansley ’68: In memoriam

Endowment and leadership summit honor her service

Boyce AnsleyBoyce Lineberger Ansley ’68, who died in June, was the model of commitment to Hollins and to the nonprofit community and served as a mentor and role model to hundreds of alumnae and organizational leaders throughout the country.

A German major, Ansley was a creative writing participant and a member of ADA. In addition to her 24-year service on the Board of Trustees, she provided leadership as reunion gift chair for her class and as a member of the Alumnae Board, the Parents Council, and the campaign cabinet for the capital campaign that ended in 2010. She received the Rath Award for extraordinary commitment and participation in the life of Hollins and the Distinguished Alumna Award in honor of her exceptional leadership in the nonprofit community.

Ansley used her leadership talent in the service of many organizations, including the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association (for which she served as regent), Atlanta Opera (chair), Georgia Advisory Council of the Trust for Public Land (founding member), Atlanta Preservation Center, Roosevelt/Vanderbilt Conservancy in Hyde Park New York, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Frazer Center, Chatham Hall, and the Davison School. She also served the boards of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, National Society to Prevent Blindness, Atlanta Girls’ School, Washington National Cathedral, Junior League of Atlanta, Cherokee Garden Library at Atlanta History Center, and Center for Puppetry Arts.

Ansley received the American Historic Preservation Award from the Garden Club of America and the Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year Award by both the Georgia and National Association of Fundraising Executives. The Trust for Public Land recently named her as the 2016 Conservation Champion.

In recognition of Ansley’s service to Hollins, the university has established the Boyce Lineberger Ansley ’68 endowment for volunteer and staff leadership development. The purpose of the fund is to provide Hollins with income to support training for volunteers and staff in fundraising and alumnae leadership. The first Boyce Lineberger Ansley ’68 Leadership Summit will be held at Hollins on September 17. The fund was launched with a challenge grant of $50,000, with plans to increase it to a minimum of $250,000. If you are interested in making a gift, please contact Suzy Mink ’74, senior philanthropic advisor, at


Great group effort

The class of 1966 delivers largest 2016 reunion gift

Class of 1966

Inspired by the record-breaking fundraising totals from the class of ’64 for its 50th reunion, the class of ’66 and its reunion fund leadership were determined to achieve a high level of giving and to serve as an example for 50th reunion classes in future years.

Under the leadership of Betty Hardaker Marsh ’66 and Mary Terrell Joseph ’66, and with a large committee of classmates, the class set aggressive goals for its reunion gift in support of the Hollins Fund, but also sought to encourage planned gifts and creative philanthropy to ensure the future of Hollins. Using a $100,000 Hollins Fund challenge from a classmate and creative communications, including social media, the class achieved an impressive $762,367 for the Hollins Fund, with 57 percent participation.

Of equal importance was the commitment of a number of special gifts, including an endowed scholarship fund for students of English from Amanda Madar ’66 and numerous testamentary gifts. Patricia Neild Moulton ’66 made a commitment through her estate that will provide regular support for the Hollins Fund. All gifts to Hollins in the 50th reunion year from the class totaled a remarkable $1,067,366.


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