Warwick foundation gives $30M to college

    Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, Bucks County says the gift will help it become a university.

    A college in Doylestown, Bucks County, has received a major gift. The institution is hoping the money will help it become a university.

    The just under $30 million in cash and property comes to Delaware Valley College from the Warwick Foundation. College president Joseph Brosnan says you can’t overstate the difference the money will make.

    “It’s really going to change our institution forever. It’s going to allow us to move to university station and it will allow us to do things on campus and at our new campus in ways that we’ve never had resources for before.”

    Betsy Gemmil is the chair of the Warwick foundation. She says it took her parents years to acquire the 398 acres just given to the college.

    “The first chunk was purchased in the early 1940’s and as contiguous farms became available my dad purchased those as well”

    The property will become a second campus for the college and has created a buzz says Brosnan.

    “So it’s helping us get our message out that we’re not just that little old farm school in Doylestown anymore.”

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.