Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Supporting minds not buildings

We often hear of generous grants in the world of education that touch the heart, but John Werner Kluge's donation to Columbia University is still extraordinary. His recent $400 million dollar donation to the university will be used to provide financial aid to needy students. Kluge had been the receipient of financial aid when he was a student and that has changed his philanthropoic outlook: “I’d rather by far invest in people than buildings. If I can infuse a mind to improve itself, that’ll pass on to their children, and to their children’s children.”

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