GAINESVILLE - Funeral services will be held Tuesday for Dick Leet of Gainesville, a member of the Brenau University Board of Trustees, who died Friday.
"This is not only a huge loss for the community and for Brenau University but also for me personally," said Brenau University President Ed Schrader. "Dick Leet has been a wise counselor as a leader on the university's Board of Trustees, a thoughtful mentor and a good friend. He, along with his wife, Phyllis, has been well-respected leaders in the community and chief enthusiasts and financial supporters for Brenau University and its mission. He never did anything half way."
At the May commencement ceremony, the university presented both Leets honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees for their personal service and philanthropy.
According to Schrader, the Leets in their extensive personal contributions to myriad institutions and organizations, donated to Brenau alone close to $4 million in direct support. That included funding for development of a modern chemistry laboratory, support for undergraduate research, and other physical sciences activities; a perpetual endowment for a named professorship