Florida Couple Makes $1M Gift to Butler University

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A Florida couple has gifted $1 million to Butler University to name the investment room of the Andre B. Lacy School of Business. Sean and Erin McGould recently made the donation to their alma mater to help complete the 110,000 square-foot building set to open this fall.

The new McGould Investment Room will feature state-of-the-art technology and eight Bloomberg terminals, and will serve as the home of the university's $3 million Student-Managed Investment Fund. 

“Regardless of your profession in life, you are going to have to save money and invest for the future.  Learning how to invest and allocate capital is important to everyone,” said Sean McGould, chief executive officer of Lighthouse Investment Partners. “We thought it would be great that students would have a dedicated space to explore investing.”

Butler's 2020 Strategic Plan has seen new campus facilities, academic programs and other additions in the past six years, and the university is still fundraising to complete a $93 million Science Complex expansion and renovation. 

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