Ruth Anne and Donald Herterich ’52 were strong proponents of financial aid at Lehigh University. They established multiple funds in order to provide scholarships to Lehigh students, and through their estate they donated generously to Lehigh’s endowment, ensuring that the Lehigh community would be enriched by their generosity for generations to come. Ruth Anne and Donald were members of the Tower Society.
After Donald received his Bachelor of Arts degree at Lehigh, he went on to earn his law degree from the University of Virginia. Donald was senior vice president in the corporate trust department of Manufacturers Hanover Trust, New York City, for 33 years before he retired in 1988.
Donald passed away in 1991. He was survived by his wife, Ruth Anne, who passed away in 2016.