A $10 million gift from an anonymous donor will fund a new "signature" center at DePauw University. In addition to supporting the Technology Center and Visualization Laboratory on the Greencastle campus, the funds will also create a new position to direct technology programming.
DePauw says the Technology Center and Visualization Laboratory will be a leader among peer programs of its kind. The donation will boost the school’s investment in technology and teaching and help "produce graduates who are substantially more proficient in computing and technology" than graduates from other institutions.
President Brian Casey says "this gift will help move DePauw University to the forefront of liberal arts universities in the nation. I continue to be moved by the commitment and passion of our alumni and Board of Trustees to provide our students and faculty with outstanding programs and spaces that allow them to be leaders and thinkers of consequence. Gifts like this will continue to live on and change how DePauw students live and work in an ever-changing landscape."
The school says the gift will "broaden and deepen" its Technology Associates Program, which will change names and be called the Technology Intern Program. Part of the funding will support the Founders Fund for Computer Science.
The donation helps move the $300 million Campaign for DePauw within $45 million of its target. The capital campaign was launched in October 2014.