Norwich University receives largest ever gift
May 01, 2013
When schools celebrate notable anniversaries, many administrators campaign for increased donations and alumni involvement. They believe that in anticipation of the big day, a number of former students will be proud of the college's achievements and look to help out in any way they can.
This was what leaders at Vermont's Norwich University were hoping for as they recently marked the institution's 194th anniversary and began planning the bicentennial celebration. Retired National Guard Colonel J.N. Pritzker, president of the Tawani Foundation, committed $25 million to the school.
He said that his gift will also serve as a challenge to in the community, as he's hoping that others will match his generosity before the official fundraiser begins next year.
"It gives me great joy to support Norwich's upcoming fundraising campaign with this gift to ensure that it has the facilities and resources to meet every challenge as it begins its third century of service to the nation," Pritzker explained.
The Tawani Foundation was established to teach Americans about the significance of the military and its members, as well as create projects that would allow soldiers to experience a better quality of life at home.
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