Founder's Day is April 5, 2013
On Founder's Day all of the students, faculty, staff, trustees and administration join together to honor our founder, William H. Webb. William Webb gave us all this opportunity to live and study here towards a common purpose through his generosity and vision. Therefore, it has become a tradition to honor him by spending one day each year working towards fixing up and maintaining the Webb Institute building and grounds.
Founder’s Day was first created as a holiday and celebrated on June 19, 1896 by then Resident Manager and Trustee, Andrew Reed. The different activities include improvements such as repainting buildings and installing new equipment on the grounds. Some examples from last year include Haeberle Lab’s new coat of paint, the Webb beachfront’s makeover, the new horseshoe pits on the terraces above the Yacht club, the new flower plots in the parking lot, and the cleaning of the pub and the campus’ windows.
In William Webb’s memory, we aim to maintain the spirit of generosity and loving care that William Webb embodied with his gift to the future generations.