, a co-ed college preparatory school in Maine, has announced a $10 million gift from the .
A portion of the gift from alumnus and trustee emeritus Albert Lepage ('65) will be used to establish the Albert Lepage Center for Diversity, with the goal of ensuring increased racial, socioeconomic, and cultural diversity among — and access to opportunities for — students, faculty, and administrators. The gift also will endow the position of director, who will be tasked with coordinating and implementing how Hebron values and commits to diversity of thought, people, and ideas; provide support for the recruiting, hiring, and mentoring of minority faculty and administrators; support financial aid, with the goal of making the school affordable to a broad range of families; and underwrite renovations to the Albert Lepage Center for the Arts — including the creation of classroom and music performance space, upgrades to the Androscoggin Theater, and infrastructure for accessibility.
"In my fifty-year association with Hebron, I have seen how the arts and a diverse community have helped students grow into outstanding adults," said Lepage. "My goal is to have my gift continue this tradition for generations to come."