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Mount Saint Mary’s University Meets $1 Million Kresge 'Challenge' Grant

Feb. 27, 2008 -- Mount Saint Mary’s University is proud to announce that, as of January, alumnae, students, faculty, staff, and friends have donated $4 million in response to the $1 million challenge grant from the Kresge Foundation. The "all or nothing" grant called upon the Mount community to raise $4 million between January 2007 and June 2008 in order to qualify for the $1 million.

"I am particularly pleased that our community came together to meet the challenge so far ahead of the deadline," noted Mount President Jacqueline Powers Doud. "It is a true testament to their generosity for the next generation of Mount students."

The $1 million Kresge grant—along with a $100,000 grant from the Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation—will be used to renovate nine classrooms and create one additional classroom on the Chalon Campus. These upgrades will include special facilities to support the Film and Social Justice Program.

The Kresge Foundation's mission is to build stronger nonprofit organizations by catalyzing their growth, helping them connect with their stakeholders, and challenging them with grants that leverage greater support. The Darling Foundation focuses its support on projects related to law and education. The facilities upgrades are due to be completed by the start of the fall 2008 semester.

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