Elon University leaders will dedicate Martha S. and Carl H. Lindner III Hall on Friday in an afternoon ceremony that welcomes back to campus the donors whose gift helped make the building possible. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the 4 p.m. dedication on the north patio facing the Academic Village.
Lindner Hall serves as the administrative home for Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences, and is currently the ‘greenest’ building on campus. It also houses the history and geography department, as well as the sociology and anthropology department.
The hall received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification late last year from the U.S. Green Building Council, a national recognition for design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.
The Lindners, of Cincinnati, Ohio, provided a $2.5 million gift to Elon in the hopes of inspiring others to support the university.
Joining the ceremony will be another couple who helped with the building’s construction. Elon trustee William J. “Bill” Inman and his wife, Patricia, of McLean, Va., made a $500,000 gift in support of Lindner Hall. The Inman Reading Room, accented with dark wood and antique brass fixtures, was named in their honor and offers students a setting for quiet study and reflection.
Refreshments will be served. Tours of the facility will also be given.