March 30, 2011

Marymount College Announces $2 Million Gift Largest Donation from an Individual in College’s History

The Marymount College Board of Trustees and President Michael S. Brophy announce the largest donation, a $2 million gift, from an individual to the college in its 79-year history. The donor, wishing to be anonymous, previously gave $1 million in 2009 to benefit the college’s Learning Center in the future William H. Hannon Library.

“This cumulative gift of $3 million to the Building Futures campaign means so much to the college, says Dr. Brophy. “Our generous donor is also inspiring others to give to our campaign and help us to realize our goal to provide a modern campus for our students.”

With many of the college’s original utilities in service since 1951, the college’s modernization needs are apparent and this donation will bring much needed improvements to the campus’ infrastructure, as well as add parking to the campus.

“At Marymount College we are commitment to providing our students a high quality education and our campus master plan is designed to provide facilities our students need to excel academically,” says Dr. Brophy.

In 2010, the college received accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities for baccalaureate programs in Business, Media Studies and Liberal Arts.

After many years of seeking city approval for the college’s master plan, the City of Rancho Palos Verdes approved entitlements for the college’s development. The first step in the college’s master plan includes prepping the campus for its second phase of construction while improving the college’s utilities such as power, telecommunications and plumbing. Next in the campus’s modernization plan is the construction of a new library – the William H. Hannon Library – which will provide advanced academic technology and educational resources required by today’s student.

“We are honored to receive this gift which continues the momentum of the exciting changes occurring at our campus, says Brophy. “This donation is emblematic of the many successes the college has experienced recently.”

Marymount College also offers one of the most idyllic collegiate locales available. Situated along the picturesque coastline of Rancho Palos Verdes, Marymount College is a student-centered, culturally rich, Catholic learning environment for students of all faiths who seek to transform their lives and achieve their academic, professional and life goals.

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