Kalamazoo College Announcing $23 Million Grant, Largest In Its History, For Arcus Center For Social Justice Leadership

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Kalamazoo College planned at 4:30 this afternoon to announce a $23-million grant, the largest in the 179-year history of the college, for its Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership.

The gift by the Arcus Foundation will support numerous Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership programs, scholarships, two endowed faculty chairs, the annual spring lecture series, a summer internship program, a community outreach program and an online resource center, and will be used to create new ACSJL staff positions.

"The breadth of the grant makes it exceptional," Kalamazoo College President Eileen Wilson-Oyelaran said in prepared remarks.

"The entire Kalamazoo College community is extremely grateful to the Arcus Foundation and its founder, Jon Stryker, for their belief in the mission of the college and the Arcus Center. Their support will help put Kalamazoo on a path to become a higher education leader in the field of social justice and leadership development."

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