ROCK HILL, S.C. - Harry and ’Becca Dalton will be honored April 26 as the Life Sciences Building at Winthrop University is renamed Dalton Hall. Harry Dalton ’86, retired president of Caraustar Industries, and ’Becca Dalton of Rock Hill, S.C., are longtime supporters of the Winthrop community.
During Winthrop’s first capital campaign, the Daltons made a $1 million leadership gift to establish the Harry and ’Becca Dalton Endowed Chair in Environmental Sciences and Environmental Studies. They also have been generous donors to a number of Winthrop programs and projects, including the Eagle Club, Winthrop Galleries, Friends of the Dacus Library, Friends of the Conservatory, the D.B. Johnson Memorial Organ Restoration Campaign and the Lisa Cook Ford Endowed Scholarship. Leadership donors for the Artist and Civic Engagement (ACE) Project Fund at Winthrop, the Daltons are philanthropists with an eye to both the arts and environmental literacy.
The Daltons, long known for their civic and philanthropic engagement, have been involved at the local and national level of the Sierra Club; are key supporters of the Museum of York County, the Arts Council of York County and the York County Community Foundation; and have generously supported the American Red Cross through service and philanthropic investment.
More recently, they have committed an additional $1.5 million to Winthrop University, $1 million of which is structured through planned gifts for the Environmental Sciences & Studies program at Winthrop.