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Manhattanville College Receives Gift of $5 Million
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 11:46

Largest Gift in College's 170 Year History


Purchase, NY President Jon C. Strauss is pleased to announce Manhattanville College has received an unrestricted gift of $5 million over three years from an anonymous donor to benefit the College's highest priority strategic initiatives. The gift marks the largest donation Manhattanville has ever received.

"We are delighted to receive this wonderful gift that will help Manhattanville achieve its mission 'to educate students to be ethical and socially-responsible leaders in a global community," states Strauss. "The gift will be used to strengthen academic excellence initiatives, provide for additional campus capital improvements, and create a new fund for the incoming President, when selected, to implement initiatives identified in the College's strategic plan. This gift will help ensure that Manhattanville remains competitive in a rapidly changing world."

Earlier this year Manhattanville College's Board of Trustees approved a $4.5 million capital improvement plan. The first phase, with $2.75 million allocated, is funding renovations taking place over the summer to improve residential and academic buildings. The second phase is scheduled to continue this work next summer.

About Manhattanville College:

Manhattanville College ( is an independent, co-educational liberal arts institution located just 30 minutes from New York City serving 1,700 undergraduate students and nearly1,000 graduate students from 53 countries and 36 states. The student body provides more than 30,000 community service hours annually reinforcing Manhattanville's commitment to civic engagement and social action. The College offers more than 50 undergraduate courses of study, ranging from traditional Bachelor's to accelerated programs geared to adult learners. Manhattanville also offers a wide variety of Master's programs including degrees in management, Sports Business Management, and Creative Writing, as well as a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.


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