Wednesday, May 24, 2006

$$$ for UND?

Rumor has it that there is going to be a very big announcement made on Thursday about a major donation to UND. Supposedly this will be the second largest donation to UND ever, right after Ralph Engelstad's $100 million. Stay tuned for more coverage.

Update - 5/25/2006
UND is getting a $10 million dollar gift from the estate of Roy and Elnora (Hopper) Danley who attended UND in the 1930s. $1 million will go to various campus projects including restoration of the Adelphi Fountain, construction of a spiritual center, construction of a memorial wall, construction of a "quiet lounge" in the Wellness Center, and a memorial garden at the entrance of the Wellness Center. The other $9 million will be used for "priority needs" according to President Kupchella. Read more here.

8 comments:

JGS said...

Wow interesting news! Wondering who it could be and for?

Dave Miller said...

Maybe it's a donation to the 'Save the Fighting Sioux Lawyer Fund'. That would be wonderful!

Anonymous said...

That is all this town lives off. Who will give us money now!!!

JGS said...

Nope, I definitely think we could live without donations. But I guess there are some very nice people that love our community over others.

Elucidarian said...

We're going to get a $104,000,000 prairie garden. A five story, geothermally-heated (via a hole drilled through the earth's crust, biodiverse, ultra-botanical, Northern paradise. Visitors will be able to enjoy health-sustaining mud baths and hot springs in the middle of January, observe 700 species of bird in the top floor aviary, and even view the mating habits of endangered cats in the predatorium.

PartTime said...

Funny Dave, laughed when I read your comment. Curiousity curiousity curiousity, guess we'll all have to wait and see who from, how much and if there are any stipulations. Good for UND!!

Anonymous said...

Looks like it has nothing to do with athletics. It's a $10 million gift: http://www.undalumni.org/PressReleases.htm

Elucidarian said...

The gift is an estate worth $10 million. How much that translates into direct wealth for UND remains to be seen.