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New residence hall at Dartmouth College honors Fahey family

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
Posted 10/05/06 • Roland Adams • (603) 646-3661

Peter and Helen Fahey family of Port Washington, New York, and Hanover, New Hampshire, and their family, have made a $9 million gift to Dartmouth College to support a variety of institutional priorities within the Campaign for the Dartmouth Experience, the largest fund-raising effort in Dartmouth's history. In recognition of their commitment, the College has named a new student residence hall on campus in their honor.

Fahey Hall, located on the west side of campus, is one of two new residence halls that are joined and together provide housing for 162 students. The Tuck Mall Residence Halls recently received their first residents and were dedicated Sept. 19 as Dartmouth opened its 2006 fall term.

In addition to this gift, the Faheys have provided funding to name a laboratory in Dartmouth's new MacLean Engineering Sciences Center as well as leadership support of the Dartmouth College Fund and the Thayer School of Engineering's Annual Fund.

The Tuck Mall Residence Halls include both single rooms and two-room doubles. Both feature brick exteriors, white trim, shutters, and copper roofs, echoing Dartmouth's traditional Georgian architecture within a contemporary design. A southwest-facing commons connects the east (McLane) and west (Fahey) residences, offering sweeping views of Tuck Mall, and contains the primary social spaces serving the cluster: a commons room, living room, and lounges, as well as kitchens on each floor.

Environmentally friendly and energy efficient, the halls follow guidelines from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), administered by the United States Green Building Council. Construction and landscaping techniques will reduce indoor water use by 20 percent; exterior irrigation by 50 percent; and overall energy use by 40 percent. In addition, renewable and recyclable materials were used in construction.

"The Faheys have been generous supporters of Dartmouth, and their philanthropy and service have strengthened so many elements of the Dartmouth experience," said President James Wright. "We are grateful for their generous gifts, which will serve to greatly improve residential and intellectual life at the College."

Helen and Peter Fahey, Class of 1968, Thayer School Class of 1969 (BE) and 1970 (ME) are residents of Port Washington and Hanover. Helen graduated from Skidmore in 1967 and has shared Peter's Dartmouth experience since 1968, when they were married and lived in Sachem Village (an off-campus residence for Dartmouth students) from 1968-70. All four of their children are Dartmouth graduates—Kim Fahey Brown, M.D., belongs to the Class of 1992; Peter Jr., Class of 1994; Michael, M.D., Class of 1997; and Katie, Class of 2006—as are two of Peter's brothers—Steve, Class of 1970, Dartmouth Medical School Class of 1972, and Tim, Class of 1974.

Peter Fahey is a retired limited partner of Goldman Sachs, with whom he has been associated since 1975. Named a vice president in 1978 and a general partner in 1982, he headed the investment banking division's Strategic Planning and Recruiting Committees, the firm's Commitments Committee, the High Technology Group, the Product Development and Innovation Group, and the Limited Partner Advisory Committee. Prior to his work at Goldman Sachs, Fahey worked in the field of membrane separation, first as a scientist and later in manufacturing. In 1975 he received an MBA with highest distinction from Harvard Business School and was designated a Baker Scholar. A Dartmouth trustee from 1994 to 2004, he is currently a co-chair of the $1.3-billion Campaign for the Dartmouth Experience. He has been a member of the executive committee of the Thayer School and of the major gifts committee of the College's Will to Excel Campaign; an executive committee member of the class of 1968; co-chair of his 20th, chair of his 30th, and co-chair of his 35th Reunion Giving Campaigns; and chair of the Dartmouth College Fund.

The Tuck Mall Residence Halls and the nearby McLaughlin Residential Cluster have been built to help Dartmouth address long-standing housing needs, not to accommodate any increase in the size of the student body. The $1.3-billion Campaign for the Dartmouth Experience is seeking investment in four initiatives: to advance leading-edge teaching and scholarship, to enhance residential and campus life, to more fully endow its financial aid program, and to raise unrestricted dollars. The campaign is institution-wide, funding needs in its undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences, as well as its three professional schools, Tuck School of Business, Thayer School of Engineering, and Dartmouth Medical School.

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