The University of Southern Indiana in Evansville has announced a $15 million gift from William and Mary Stone in support of its new Health Sciences Center.
The gift will support health sciences programs developed and implemented in the center by the three partner institutions — the University of Evansville, USI, and Indiana University. In recognition of the gift, the center will be named after the Stones.
Bill and Mary (O'Daniel) Stone are Evansville natives and 1973 graduates of Memorial High School. Bill founded Connecticut-based SS&C Technologies, Inc. in 1986 and has served as chairman of the board and CEO since its inception. The company has a large Evansville office and more than twenty-two thousand employees in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
"Bill and Mary Stone have made a transformational gift not only to the new center for health sciences, but to the city of Evansville and the region," said USI president Linda L.M. Bennett. "All three universities have dreams about the collaborative potential of the space downtown, and now this gift will help us to bring those dreams to life. On behalf of the University of Southern Indiana, I thank the Stones for their generosity and commitment to their hometown of Evansville."