A Lasting Gift of Wellness and Recreation

Active living is synonymous with Dick and Betty Hanaway’s lifestyle. The Hanaways, who make a point of thoughtfully living and giving, continued their long-time commitment to PSU and the surrounding community with a leadership gift to support educational, recreational, and athletic opportunities in the Ice Arena and Savage Welcome Center, Phase I of the University’s four-phase Active Living, Learning, and Wellness (ALLWell) Center. The Center will bring academics, recreation, and athletics together in a central location that will service campus and community alike. In recognition of their gift, the ice sheet at the arena has been named Hanaway Rink.

Dick sees an expansive vision for community-based living embodied in Plymouth State, which he says is likewise wholly committed to the future of the region, culturally and economically. “President Steen sees the ‘big picture’ of opportunity that the ALLWell project can bring to the long-term health of the region and local communities,” he says. This shared vision has the potential to inspire others to support the ALLWell Center project, realizing the long-held dream of a regional ice arena that will help to anchor and expand the local economy.

Each of their gifts to Plymouth State has left Dick and Betty Hanaway with a good feeling that they are helping young people to “reach beyond their grasp—to realize that doing what you have a passion for every day, with persistence and joy, makes a difference,” as Dick puts it.

To learn how you can support educational, recreational, and athletics opportunities at Plymouth State’s ALLWell Center, please contact John Scheinman at (603) 535-2805.