Donation to benefit Hall of Sciences, student experience.

MADISON, NJ—Drew University President Robert Weisbuch is supporting his words with action when it comes to the future of Drew.  He and his wife, Candy Cooper, have announced a personal gift of $156,000, which will go to the cost of expanding the Hall of Sciences and supporting initiatives that improve the student experience.

“I have a deep belief in the traditions and future promise of Drew,” he says.  “This gift is one way of enacting that belief.”

Weisbuch and Cooper have earmarked the majority of their gift—$100,000—for the planned expansion and renovation of the Hall of Sciences.

“As a student of literature, I see the presence of the sciences in great poems and novels,” says Weisbuch.  “But beyond that, we are living at a time of extraordinary scientific discovery.  Every Drewid needs to be scientifically literate and Drew deserves a science facility that suits and enables the increasing interdisciplinarity of the sciences.”

The remaining $56,000 of the gift will be used to support and improve the student experience.

“President Weisbuch and Candy Cooper have made an inspirational gift to the Drew campaign,” says Christopher Biehn, vice president for university advancement.  “Through it, they are helping to set the pace for our philanthropy program’s top priorities.”

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Posted: January 26, 2011