$10million donation to University of Delaware

A University of Delaware alumnus has made a $10 million donation to the University’s Department of Chemical Engineering.

 The donor has requested to remain anonymous. 

It’s the largest gift to the University since 1995.  It’s the largest donation ever given to the College of Engineering.  “This is an incredible gift,” said Patrick Harker, University President.  “Gifts like this can remake departments, colleges, entire universities. We couldn’t be more grateful.”

Harker says the donation automatically elevates the College of Engineering.  Board of Trustee Chairman A. Gilchrist Sparks praised the donor for the gift saying the $10million dollars will boost graduate programs.  Harker added the donation will attract doctoral students and aid in innovation research. 

The 1995 gift was $12million.  It was made by Dr. Robert Gore.  To honor the 1959 alumus dedicated Gore hall, which was built in a campus expansion used with the donation.

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