Our city is doing a feasibility study to see if we should build an event center. We don’t have any large scale venues for conventions and such. The city manager said in a newspaper interview that the building will be paid for by donations, and that whoever donated the most money would get naming rights. I hope whoever does this isn’t embarrassing or somehow notorious. There is a music hall at the University of North Dakota named after a rather unscrupulous fellow named Chester Fritz, who was a ND native who became a leading gold trader in the post-World War II period and made several fortunes and had a very tumultuous life. This made me think what, if anything I would want named after me. If it depended on how much money I could donate, I am afraid it would probably be a memorial stopwatch for future psychologists at my agency to use during test administration. Husband paid for a paver with his family name on it for the walk way into the local library. He paid $500 for the honor, but most of the money goes to the library. Wasn’t it our Jim the Baboon who has a nematode named after him?
What would you want named after you?