Henry J. Abraham ’48 H’72 P’79,’84 made a gift to the College’s annual fund every year since 1955 – making Dr. Abraham the most loyal donor in Kenyon’s history.

A two-time Kenyon parent and Board of Trustee member, Dr. Abraham remained dedicated to Kenyon throughout his life. “As long as I live, I will make a contribution to Kenyon. I’m not a wealthy person, having gone into teaching, but Kenyon can count on me for a contribution every year.” This type of dedication truly exemplifies those individuals the Abraham Society seeks to honor.

“I gave because I wanted to show the influence of the College on my life, and how much I appreciated the College’s program, and how beautiful the campus was for us to inhabit, and what a good faculty we had,” Abraham said. “I have so many good memories.” Abraham died in February 2020 at the age of 98.

Henry J. Abraham '48

A Life Uncommon

Henry Abraham '48 survived — and studied — key historical moments that changed the world. At 97, he reflects on his life and what it's like to witness history repeat itself. Read more in the winter 2019 issue of the Alumni Magazine.