Longtime IWP supporter Mr. Arthur Stromberg, who passed away earlier this year in March, generously bequeathed approximately $2 million to IWP.
Mr. Stromberg’s enthusiasm for IWP was contagious, and his testimony on the vital necessity of having a school like IWP to serve the nation was powerful. He strongly believed IWP was important to support because, unlike the numerous think tanks which produce books and policy papers, IWP also and primarily produces leaders who are equipped to put policy into action and directly influence the direction and national security of our republic. He grew to appreciate the completely unique education IWP offers in its field. Arthur said IWP is a “doer,” not just a “thinker.”
IWP was introduced to Mr. Stromberg by longtime supporters David and Lynzie Haynes at an event in 2013, where IWP President John Lenczowski was one of the main speakers. After this seminar event, then IWP-Vice Chairman, now current Chairman, John Lovewell, invited Mr. and Mrs. Stromberg, as well as Mr. and Mrs. Haynes and David and Pam Hakman, to form the Institute’s first regional Chancellor’s Council chapter. Since then, Mr. Stromberg has been one of IWP’s most passionate and thoughtful supporters.
As a result of Mr. Stromberg’s generous gift, IWP remains in a better financial state in the ongoing pandemic environment than many other schools around the country.
With this bequest, Mr. Stromberg was named after his death as an honorary founding member of IWP’s new John Jay Legacy Society. This new giving society at IWP was named for John Jay, who was an American statesman, Governor, co-author of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, and spymaster, among other contributions.
Mr. Stromberg and his late wife, Freddie, are sorely missed by all who knew them. Their legacy will live on through the education offered at IWP and the work of our graduates.