Longtime Laredo businessman E. H. Corrigan, passionate supporter of the Artsand President of The E. H. Corrigan Foundation, has made this special day possible with his gift of the Sharkey-Corrigan Organ. Corrigan has said that the gift is a statement of an affection for his hometown.
This gift is intended to provide this Area with one of the finest pipe organs to make real the instrument’s marvelous musical riches for TAMIU students and this Community.
“Brownsville, Laredo and Hidalgo have been my home over a period of years. Throughout this time, it has been a pleasure to work with México-US Art Communities to make sure that the México-US border continues to have access to the satisfaction of music. This gift is a statement of an affection for a community that has been good to the Sharkey-Corrigan families and brought business successes for many years,” Corrigan has explained.
Interestingly, the Corrigan gift draws additional inspiration from University president Dr. Ray Keck’s lifelong friendship with the arts supporter.
“It was E. H. Corrigan who first provided me with an opportunity to enjoy classical music as a teenager. That experience opened a new world. It became a catalyst to a lifelong fascination with and study of music,” Dr. Keck has recalled.
The friendship has also continued. It now bears an exceptional gift that will endure for generations to come.