Davidson College Gets Biggest Gift Ever

Oct 11, 2012

Davidson President Carol Quillen announces the record donation at Duke Family Performance Hall Thursday.
Credit Bill Giduz/Davidson College

Davidson College has received its largest gift ever, $45 million from the Duke Endowment that college officials say will be used to “transform the academic heart of the campus.” The money will pay for renovations to a half-dozen campus buildings beginning next year, as well as a new science building.

The construction is part of a 10-year plan that Davidson officials say will “restructure” the campus to create what they’re calling an “academic neighborhood.” Davidson says the renovated and new buildings will have flexible spaces and common areas to encourage exchanging ideas across academic disciplines. Read more here.