Taylor University has received a $3 million dollar gift that will help with construction of a new academic building. The private school in Upland says the gift came from Ken and Virginia Cornwall of Atlanta, Georgia, who are regular contributors to the university.
Taylor says the new building will house its film and media program and the development of a new entrepreneurial and innovation hub.
“This significant gift from the Cornwall family brings the reality of Taylor’s new film, media, and entrepreneurship facility even closer. We have an opportunity to make a significant impact on our culture and send out young men and women to serve the world in these areas,” said Taylor President, D Michael Lindsay. “Ken and Virginia Cornwall’s investment in Taylor is an investment in the future.”
Ken Cornwall is the founder and chief executive officer of ProSet/ProVent Systems, a manufacturer of plumbing products.
Taylor says Cornwall holds over 50 patents and his worldwide customers include major hotels, Disney World, and the Department of Defense. Taylor hopes to break ground this year.