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Howard Alumnus gifts $1 million to enhance campus experiences for students

Anonymous donation supports student spaces on campus

Female students walks on Howard University's campus

Many Howard University alumni recall their experiences on campus as transformative and life changing. An anonymous donor from the College of Medicine attributes his personal and professional success to his days as a student at the University and has donated $1 million so that current students will benefit from similar experiences at Howard.

“It has opened many doors not only providing me a solid foundation as a young graduate but also a new career, meeting new friends, even met my wife in D.C. and to have a new family. I am forever grateful,” said the donor on how Howard has changed his life.

The gift will be used to support renovations and upgrades of facilities and equipment that contribute to the whole student experience. The Howard experience is defined not only by classrooms or residence halls, but also in all the spaces throughout campus in which they spend their time. From computer laboratories, libraries and research centers to social, health and wellness areas, Howard students take full advantage of a holistic approach to living and learning on campus.

“We are extremely grateful for this generous gift, which allows Howard to grow and maintain a standard of excellence in our campus facilities,” said Wayne A. I. Frederick, university president. “We expect every student matriculating at Howard to learn and live in first-in-class environments where they not only transform themselves, but also our communities.”