Washington and Lee University receives $2.5 million for global learning center project
January 21, 2013
Washington and Lee University, a private school nestled in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, recently announced that it received $2.5 million from the Dyson Foundation for its new Center for Global Learning. Before the school can begin construction on duPont Hall, which it plans to renovate and expand, it needs to earn at least $11.5 million of its fundraising goal. The project's total costs are estimated at $13.5 million.
"The Center for Global Learning will combine architecture, technology, design and programming in a global marketplace of ideas that will distinguish Washington and Lee among its peers," said Laurent Boetsch, director of international education. "More than a destination, the center will be a campus hub and will, as W&L's window on the world."
Chris Dyson, the founder of the Dyson Foundation, graduated from Washington and Lee in 2000. In addition to funding for this new work, the private grantmaking foundation has provided support for other initiatives and the school's Spring Term curriculum.
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