Norwich University announces $5 million gift toward Pritzker Challenge
Norwich University’s President Richard W Schneider announced Friday night that a current university trustee and his wife have pledged a gift of $5 million toward the $25 million match challenge announced in April.
Peter Dalrymple ’65, and his wife Marlene ‘66, of Houston, TX, announced their intention to donate the significant gift to the university at the Board of Trustees dinner held on Friday, October 25, in which approximately 125 Norwich alumni, faculty, staff and friends gathered following the ribbon cutting celebration for the new biomass heating plant at the campus.
“Marlene and I want to make sure that other young men and women have the same opportunity that we had to develop our strong values and moral compass,” said Mr. Dalyrmple. “This country would be a much better place if all of our leaders in government and industry had Norwich training and values.”
The Dalrymple’s gift will trigger matching funds from a fundraising challenge announced in April in which COL (IL) JN Pritzker, IL ARNG (Ret.), president of the Tawani Foundation and former Norwich trustee, committed $25 million in advance of the University’s bicentennial campaign.
Norwich will publicly launch its bicentennial campaign in October 2014, when it will also announce the campaign’s overall goal.
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