$2.5 million donation to UAF announced at scholarship breakfast

Staff Report

April 22, 2014

 

A photo of Leonard and Majorie Wright. Photo courtesy of UAF Cornerstone.

A photo of Leonard and Majorie Wright. Photo courtesy of UAF Cornerstone.

Chancellor Brian Rogers announced that the university received a $2.5 million donation from Fairbanks residents. The donation is one of the largest individual donations in the university’s history, according to the UAF Cornerstone.

Rogers announced the donation via teleconference at the beginning of the annual UAF Scholarship and Award Breakfast in the Wood Center Ballroom, last Tuesday morning.

Leonard and Majorie Wright lived in Fairbanks for more than 25 years. Alumna Majorie Wright earned her teaching degree in 1958.

Her husband passed away in 2007, and when Majorie Wright passed in 2013, she placed the donation in her will. The money will go toward student scholarships, supporting four-year degree programs in any field.

The donation is one of the largest individual donations in the university’s history, according to the UAF Cornerstone.

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