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Thursday, January 28, 2016
Largest Gifts in Barnard History to Support New Teaching and Learning Center

NEW YORK, NY -- Barnard has received the three largest gifts in its history, totaling $70 million, from three prominent New York families—$25 million from Cheryl Glicker Milstein ’82 and Philip Milstein; $25 million from the Tow Foundation on behalf of Leonard Tow and daughter Emily Tow Jackson ’88; and $20 million from Diana T. Vagelos ’55 and P. Roy Vagelos—each of whom have supported the College for three decades. The gifts, which will aid in the creation of a 128,000 square foot teaching and learning center, are also a key component in Barnard becoming one of the first liberal arts colleges among its peers to institute a distinct technology requirement, beginning with the class of 2020.