Emerson College dedicated the main outdoor space at Emerson Los Angeles (ELA) to a pair of alumni who met at the College and have contributed to its growth and vitality in numerous ways ever since.
The Janet and Tony Goldman Terrace on Sunset was dedicated Tuesday, February 28. Tony Goldman ’65, who passed away in 2012, was an Emerson College Trustee and a visionary property developer, and Janet ‘65 founded a well-known jewelry company.
The College named the terrace after them in recognition of Janet’s gift of a Performing Arts scholarship fund, and of the couple’s many years of service to Emerson.
Janet Goldman and her family were at ELA for the ceremony, and spoke at the dedication, along with President Lee Pelton and Board of Trustees Chair Jeff Greenhawt ‘68. A dinner reception followed in the Bill Bordy Media and Conference Center.
Tony always thought of Emerson fondly, because that was where he and Janet met, Janet Goldman told Emerson College Today last April, when the gift was announced. He loved serving on the Board of Trustees, and was influential in developing ELA’s award-winning campus.
“The Terrace on Sunset serves as a tribute to our alma mater, where we met and fell in love,” Janet wrote in remarks shared at last year’s annual Trustees’ meeting in LA, where the gift was announced. “I hope it will set the stage for those who follow to find their own love story and make magic and discovery happen here at Emerson.”