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Jack F. Kemp's Legacy to Be Passed Along to Future Generations
Although Pepperdine University and the Kemp family have agreed not to proceed with plans for the Jack F. Kemp Institute for Political Economy at Pepperdine's School of Public Policy, the legacy of this extraordinary American will be passed along to future generations.
The original vision of the Kemp Institute at Pepperdine included a dynamic and vital role for Secretary Kemp, but with his passing in May of this year, new and unique opportunities are being considered.
James R. Wilburn, dean of Pepperdine’s School of Public Policy, stressed the importance of ensuring that Secretary Kemp’s contributions to social and political thought are passed along to future generations. “Jack Kemp’s ideas and ideals that were characterized in his life are needed by the nation now more than ever,” said Wilburn. “Pepperdine University has enjoyed a long association with Jack Kemp and his belief in the indivisibility of freedom—whether political, economic, or spiritual—and is pleased that these beliefs will continue.”
Wilburn concluded that the University would work closely with the family to bring about a smooth transition while the new direction is established and that the University will communicate directly with donors who have made pledges and contributions to support the Kemp Institute.
The Kemp Institute’s Inaugural Conference, scheduled for October 21, will proceed under the auspices of the Kemp Forum, which the family will soon introduce. Questions about the event should be directed to Bona Park on behalf of the Kemp family at (202) 452-6224.
For more information, contact Jerry Derloshon at Pepperdine University (310) 506-6485.