$15M Donation Spurs New Name For Downtown Med Center

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(Image of Bill and Mary Stone courtesy of Indiana University.) (Image of Bill and Mary Stone courtesy of Indiana University.)
EVANSVILLE -

The $70 million medical facility being built in downtown Evansville has a new name. The Stone Family Center for Health Sciences, named in honor of Connecticut-based SS&C Technologies Inc. founder Bill Stone following a $15 million donation, is a collaboration among Indiana University, the University of Evansville and University of Southern Indiana. The company provides cloud-based financial services technology and has a presence in Evansville.

Bill and wife, Mary, are Evansville natives. They graduated in 1973 from Memorial High School. Bill has been SS&C's only CEO and Board Chair since its founding in 1986. The company currently employs 22,500 in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. He says "we remain committed to our hometown. Evansville is where Mary and I grew up and where we have extended family and friends. SS&C has a large and growing office here, and we look forward to helping this community grow in size, wealth and health. The health center is one key to unlocking the capabilities of Southwestern Indiana."

The three partner institutions say the center will serve as home to world-class health education programs. The funds will go directly toward the programs offered by each of the educational collaborators.

UE President Tom Kazee calls the gift "transformational" and says "not only will it contribute directly to UE's physical therapy and physician assistant programs housed at the facility, but the effects of the Stone family's generosity will be felt by all health science students at the University of Evansville."

USI President Linda Bennett adds the region will also benefit. "All three universities have dreams about the collaborative potential of the space downtown, and now this gift will help us to bring those dreams to life," she said. "On behalf of the University of Southern Indiana, I thank the Stones for their generosity and commitment to their hometown of Evansville."

IU President Michael McRobbie says Bill and Mary Stone are doing much more than adding their name to a building. They are helping to create a healthier, more vibrant community and leaving an indelible imprint on Evansville and the families who call the city and surrounding area home."

Classes could begin at the facility in the fall. You can connect to more about the donation by clicking here.

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