Bob Garthwait, Jr. '82

Bob Garthwait Jr. standing at a podium

The Garthwait Leadership Center’s name recognizes the alumnus who has endowed the program, Robert Garthwait, Jr. '82, a trustee of the College and CEO of Cly-Del Manufacturing in Waterbury, Conn.

Garthwait is the third-generation business owner and credits his leadership skills to his experience at Gettysburg and time spent with his father and grandfather. The Garthwait Family name is the 37th to be engraved on the Benefactors Wall, which recognizes individuals and organizations that have contributed $1 million or more to the College.

“As a student, alumnus, and trustee, I have had many great experiences at Gettysburg. It is the responsibility of each of us to give back to the College and further strengthen the experience for future generations,” Garthwait said. “The College has a history of strong leadership and through the GLC, more students will have the opportunity to engage in leadership.”