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Mon January 30, 2012
Oakland University getting $21 million from anonymous donor
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) - Oakland University says a donor who has requested anonymity is giving $21 million to the school to help enhance students' academic experiences.
The Rochester school said Monday that university President Gary Russi announced the donation in an email to the campus community. Russi says it's the largest single planned and cash gift from an individual in Oakland University history.
Russi says the gifts "will touch the lives of hundreds of student and faculty for generations to come."
Russi says a $14 million planned portion of the gift will be directed to the School of Engineering and Computer Science, the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and the school's women's golf team.
The remaining $7 million in planned and cash gifts will be directed to campus operational and capital needs.