Enduring passions are what change the world,
Undertaking what might last one's life,
Grasping what at first in darkness furled
Emerges year by year into the light.
No gratitude can match such deep devotion,
Encompass all the good that it has done,
Grant such sacrifice its due emotion,
Reward a selflessness that asks for none.
Even so, we do what we can do,
Enabling this passion, if we can,
Not just by funding institutes, but through
Building what sustains what it began.
Each institute embodies an idea
Rooted in a passionate career,
Granting that the good outlasts the man.