John Carroll University, a private Jesuit university in University Heights, Ohio, has announced an unrestricted $20 million pledge from an alumnus who prefers to remain anonymous.
In announcing the gift, which will be used to address the university's most immediate needs, Carroll University president Michael D. Johnson said the donor noted the influence of the former Jesuit leaders of the school, including former presidents Joseph Schell and Henry Birkenhauer, as well as Walter Nosal, founder of the John Carroll Counseling Center, and Arthur Noetzel, former academic dean of the Boler College of Business.
"My experience at John Carroll University shaped my life, molded my character, and inspired my future," the donor said. "I am so grateful to be in a position to invest in John Carroll and to ensure that its mission of educating men and women for and with others continues in earnest."
"On behalf of the John Carroll University community, I am humbled and appreciative of this selfless act of transformational generosity," Johnson said. "We will use this pledge to fuel our academic programs, enrich our campus, and enhance the student experience as we continue to inspire the next generation of leaders."