Philanthropist Harold Alfond Dies at 93



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Philanthropist Harold Alfond
Harold Alfond
Harold Alfond, founder of the Dexter Shoe Co. and a generous supporter of Colby for more than a half century, died November 16, at 93, as this issue of Colby was going to press. Alfond’s name adorns many facilities at Colby—including the athletic center and a residence complex—and across the state. A life overseer at Colby, Alfond received an honorary doctorate in 1980. His late wife, Dorothy “Bibby” Alfond, was a member of the Class of 1938, and their son William ’72 is now a trustee. Their nephew Peter Lunder ’56 and granddaughter Jennifer Alfond Seeman ’92 both serve Colby as overseers. Expect complete coverage in the next issue.

Harold Alfond in the News
Harold Alfond, Donor and Shoe Factory Owner, Dies at 93
The New York Times, November 17, 2007

Harold Alfond Obituary
Morning Sentinel

Harold Alfond, philanthropist and Dexter Shoe founder, dies at 93
Boston Globe (Associated Press), November 16, 2007

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