DePaul University receives $10 million pledge

From the university's press release:

DePaul University has something special to be thankful for this Thanksgiving—the generosity of an alumnus and his wife who have pledged $10 million from their estate to the university.

The largest single gift in the institution’s 113-year history will support student scholarships and a professorship at DePaul’s College of Commerce. The donors, a retired graduate of the college and his wife, wish to remain anonymous.

"This landmark gift is notable not just in its magnitude but in the profound impact it will have on the College of Commerce and the students who come through its doors seeking opportunity and excellence," said the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., president of DePaul. "This gift is going to change the lives of countless students and help DePaul meet our commitment to recruiting the very best faculty to teach them. We could not be more grateful to this generous couple for what they are doing for the many generations that follow them."

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