Stephen H. Warner Fund
Stephen H. Warner Memorial Fund
This endowment was established in 1971 by Esther and Harold Warner in memory of their son Stephen, Class of 1968. While a student at Gettysburg College, Stephen was known for his interest in civil rights and social justice. After graduating he went to Yale Law School for one year before being drafted and assigned to the Army's public relations headquarters in Vietnam. Stephen was shot and killed on February 14, 1971, just three days before he was due to return home.
Stephen left behind a range of photographs and written commentary about the War, which are held in Special Collections. The Warners established this endowment to ensure that Stephen's legacy would continue.
This fund has been used to purchase books about Southeast Asia, not only to understand the war, but also the culture and history of the region. In 2007, the family expanded the endowment's directive to also allow the purchase of books on peace and conflict resolution.