September 27, 2022
Brown College introduced Wednesday that it has acquired an eight-figure reward from its provost and his spouse to safe the place of vice chairman of the Ivy League establishment for athletics and recreation. / PROVIDED BY BROWN UNIVERSITY

PROVIDENCE – Brown College introduced Wednesday that it has acquired an eight-figure reward from its chancellor and his spouse to safe the place of vice chairman of the Ivy League establishment for athletics and recreation.

The college mentioned Provost Samuel M. Menkoff and his spouse Ann awarded Brown a $10 million reward for renaming the place at present held by M. Grace Calhoun “Chancellor Samuel M. Menkoff ’78, Vice President for Gentle athletics and recreation. .” Brown says the reward places him on the prime of the Ivy League monitor and subject workforce.

Brown mentioned the donation gives a sustainable supply of funding for the college’s athletics management to make the faculty expertise as rewarding as attainable for its student-athletes. Brown President Christina H. Paxon mentioned in an announcement that donations are additionally important for the college to recruit, retain and acknowledge leaders who assist transfer the athletic program ahead.

“For our collegiate athletes and all members of the neighborhood who take part in leisure actions, our athletics program continues to evolve in every part from on-field success to facility high quality. This reward from Sam and Ann Menkoff acknowledges the rising momentum and permits us to do much more. We’re deeply grateful.”

Brown additionally mentioned that the Menkoffs have contributed to different athletic endeavors prior to now, similar to renovating Meehan Auditorium, which homes the college’s hockey applications, and constructing a brand new on-campus Lacrosse and Soccer Middle.

James Bessette is PBN Particular Initiatives Editor and focuses on the nonprofit and schooling sectors. You’ll be able to contact him at [email protected]. You may as well observe him on Twitter at @James_Bessette.

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