Joseph S. Calvaruso, '78, and his wife, Donna, established an endowment fund in 2005 to support the annual Elkin R. Isaac Symposium keynote address. The Calvaruso Keynote served as the Symposium finale through 2018. In fall 2018, the Endowment began a new chapter, evolving into the Joseph & Donna Calvaruso Speaker Series.
An Albion native, Joe Calvaruso currently serves as executive director of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation in Grand Rapids. Before joining the foundation, he was senior vice president and director of risk management for Mercantile Bank in Grand Rapids.
Active in the Republican Party on the state and national levels, Calvaruso is a member of the External Advisory Committee serving the College's Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service.
For nearly 15 years, in keeping with Calvaruso's personal goal to "try different things in life," the endowment ensures that Albion College will continue to provide an exceptional variety of presenters from the arts, sciences, social sciences, and humanities.