The University of Southern Indiana Foundation has received a $1 million gift to expand university programs in dementia care and advance care planning education. The funding comes from the Sol and Arlene Bronstein Foundation.
The Bronsteins were Evansville business leaders who used their resources to enhance education and nurture the arts in the community and beyond. The philanthropic Bronstein Foundation was established after the couple died.
According to USI, $750,000 will establish an endowment and the remaining $250,000 will provide funding for five initiatives. The initiatives are geared towards improving education, research and technology for dementia research and elder care.
“This gift will have a significant impact on our students, faculty, health care professionals and members of our community,” said Ronald Rochon, USI president.
In recognition of their contributions to the university and community, USI is renaming its Center for Healthy Aging and Wellness to the Bronstein Center for Healthy Aging and Wellness.