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Kenneth F. Murrah

Kenneth Murrah’s Generosity Benefits Generations of Rollins Students

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Kenneth F. Murrah


Kenneth F. Murrah lived by the following famous quote, attributed to John Wesley: “Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.” He was a pillar of the community, a city historian for Winter Park, a generous benefactor to countless organizations and causes, and the consummate gentleman. His knowledge of his clients and friends was unparalleled—always a kind word to say, always a personal touch remembered.

Kenneth’s love of the arts and cultural organizations, in particular, was a priority throughout his adult life. We, the Rollins community, are especially grateful for his contributions of time, talent, and resources to the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, a point of pride on the College’s campus. Kenneth not only served many years on the Museum’s board of visitors, including serving as its first chairman, but he established multiple charitable gift annuities at Rollins College for the Kenneth and Rachel Murrah Fund, which benefits the Museum’s exhibitions. “He just didn’t do it [donate] for the sake of doing it; he did it in a thoughtful way, in a way that really helped and made a difference,” said Dr. Ena Heller, the Bruce A. Beal Director of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum.

Mr. Murrah’s legacy will be remembered at Rollins for many years. His generosity will benefit countless generations of Rollins students and all who visit the Museum. To show our appreciation for Kenneth’s devotion to Rollins and the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, the Museum dedicated the recent acquisition of Saint Francis Xavier Baptizing the Indians (1680-85), by Neapolitan Baroque painter Francesco Solimena, in Kenneth’s memory.

 

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