Transforming the Arts

In 1922, while Thompson Webb was building his school, the Burke family was building a cabin at Big Bear Lake. More than 60 years after his own graduation from Webb, Jim '42 and Lin Burke (P '69) gifted the Burke family’s cabin and surrounding property to the schools. The property sold for over $6 million, making the Burkes’ gift the largest in Webb’s history.

With the proceeds of that sale, we have built and opened the Copeland Donahue Theater and Digital Media Studio – our first new academic building since 1987. Click here to read about more about Webb's plans for the performing arts.

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