|Greg Fagen '96 Building Cornerstones
What makes you unique?
Each one of us has similarities and differences, but what makes us truly unique? Dreams. We are unique by the goals we set for ourselves and the dreams we carry through life.
Dreams are built on cornerstones
The strongest buildings in the world are only made possible because the foundations upon which they are built can withstand the greater forces thrown at it. The cornerstone of a building is always specially identified as it was the very first piece set it place. It represents the transition from planning the structure to making it come to life. It is proof that a dream is becoming a reality. And while this building may ultimately be made up of millions of integrated pieces and parts, the cornerstone is the most critical piece of all because until you have the first piece in place you cannot lay the second.
RIT for many of us is where the foundations of our lives began to solidify and strengthen as we prepared to go into the world and realize our dreams.
One of the greatest pleasures in my life so far comes from knowing that I am doing something to be a cornerstone for others. When the day comes that I reach the capstone of my life, the gifts I put in place now will provide the cornerstone for another's dream. Through planned giving I am putting a resource in place that will one day allow my legacy to help grow the seeds of another generation of dreamers.
So I'll ask you again. What makes you unique?