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Alice Clarke, along with her family, has formally approved the changing of the name of the Virginia Wesleyan College planned giving society—The Heritage Society—to The Lambuth M. and Alice A. Clarke Heritage Society, President Scott D. Miller announced Feb. 26. The decision honors the contributions of one of Virginia Wesleyan’s most consequential first families, Dr. Miller said, while reinforcing the College community’s awareness of the tradition of philanthropy. The Heritage Society, one of Virginia Wesleyan’s foundational establishments, was formed many years ago by Wesleyan friends and family with the Clarkes among the inaugural founders. It recognizes individuals who have arranged for a deferred gift to the College through their estate plans. “The Clarke name has long stood for admirable values and extraordinary service,” President Miller wrote in an email to the campus community. “We thank the family for the commitment and pride they continue to demonstrate in Virginia Wesleyan’s progress.” Lambuth Clarke served as president of Virginia Wesleyan College from 1966-1992. More