Julian Rashkind and Alan Rashkind '69
On November 26, 2012, Randolph-Macon College received a $250,000 bequest gift from
the estate of Trustee Emeritus Julian Rashkind.
This gift will be added to the existing endowed fund known as the Rashkind Endowment
or the Rashkind Faculty Grants. The Rashkind family established this endowment to
assist faculty during sabbatical leaves or while pursuing advanced study.
“The Rashkind family has a longstanding history of supporting Randolph-Macon,” says
R-MC President Robert R. Lindgren. “This generous gift is just one more example
of their commitment to our outstanding faculty and the mission of this college.”
Rashkind, who died on April 26, 2012, was a loyal patron of the college for many
years. He served as a distinguished member of the R-MC Board of Trustees from 1981
to 1993 and was made Trustee Emeritus in 1993. In 1990, he received the Algernon
Sydney Sullivan Award; at the same time, his late wife Eleanor received the Mary
Mildred Sullivan Award. In 1996, the college awarded Rashkind an Honorary Doctor
of Laws Degree, and in 2008, he was made an Honorary Alumnus of Randolph-Macon College
by the Society of Alumni.
Rashkind’s son, Alan Rashkind ’69, currently serves as chair of
the R-MC Board of Trustees, and his son, Michael Rashkind ’71,
is a former member of the Board of Associates. Rashkind is also survived by two
other alumni, his grandson, Graham Rashkind ’96, a current member
of the Board of Associates, and Graham’s wife, Cameron Morgan Rashkind ’94.