John Gale Hun Spotlight: Alfred W. Leach '78

Alfred Leach ’78 came to The Hun School with the understanding that there is “nothing like a Hun student.” His parents, who lived in Princeton in the 1950s, had always been impressed by Hun and its reputation as a school that builds students of character. 
Once on campus, Mr. Leach found Hun to be about “the whole student,” as he recalls from a conversation with then-Headmaster Dr. Paul Chesebro H’14. To this day, his closest friendships are classmates from Hun. “We went through the Hun experience together and graduated stronger and wiser in our convictions and outlook on the world. That’s what a Hun School education did for me, as my parents knew it would.” ?

Eager to support the School’s needs after a positive 20th reunion, he served on a strategic planning committee which eventually led to the vision for the Wilf Family Global Commons. Mr. Leach was then asked in 2009 to join the School’s Board of Trustees where he is now serving his third term.

As Mr. Leach prepared his estate plans, he knew he would include Hun as a beneficiary. In recognition of his mother, who was committed to giving back to others and “always counting her blessings,” Mr. Leach made a generous provision in his will to establish the Stella B. Leach Scholarship Fund. This bequest will be directed to Hun’s endowment, and each year, funds will be distributed to one student who requires financial aid. “It’s my intention that this gift will expose more students to the Hun experience, with hope that it will instill positive virtues in their lives.

“My wife Lucy and I know that by providing financial assistance for students who otherwise could not attend Hun, we are making a difference far beyond Princeton. Hun’s motto to ‘seek knowledge and honor’ is a worthy one, and I hope my gift will help other Hun students pursue this quest, which is worthwhile, fulfilling, and beneficial to our society.”
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