Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana, has announced a $15 million gift in support of student scholarships.
The deferred gift is the single largest in support of student scholarships in Valparaiso history, and one of the largest gifts to date to the university's $250 million endowment campaign. The donors, who prefer to remain anonymous for the moment, will be identified when the initial cohort of scholarship recipients is announced. In addition to tuition support, scholarship recipients will receive guidance from a dedicated faculty advisor.
"The donors have requested to remain anonymous at this time," said Valparaiso University president Mark A. Heckler. "I can share that they are longtime friends of Valpo, they love the university, and they are deeply committed to our mission and to changing the lives of young people through education. Both my wife and I have been blessed by coming to know them over the years and learning about the things that are important to them — helping others, treating people with respect, and embracing civility across our differences. Their values lie at the core of what makes Valpo so unique."