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University of Maryland receives $219 million gift, largest in college's history

University of Maryland receives $219 million gift, largest in college's history

The University of Maryland, College Park announced Wednesday it has received a $219 million donation from the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation, the largest gift in the state flagship university’s history.

The money will be used to provide more scholarships, build new spaces for student collaboration, add endowed faculty chair positions and develop other programs the college leadership characterized as “historic in scope and transformational in impact.”

“It’s an investment in the future of young people in Maryland,” said university president Wallace Loh, noting he was speechless when he heard how much money the Clark Foundation would be giving.

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