Northwestern receives $10.25 million gift from Galvin family for Kellogg, NUseeds Fund

Peter Kotecki, Campus Editor

The Christopher B. Galvin Family Foundation donated $10.25 million to Northwestern, the University announced Monday.

The gift brings the total of the $3.75 billion “We Will” campaign to more than $3 billion. The Galvin family has contributed more than $18 million to the University since the campaign launched in March 2014.

“Through their meaningful and sustained support of their alma mater, Chris and Cindy Galvin and their family are helping to shape future entrepreneurial leaders for generations to come,” University President Morton Schapiro said in a news release.

According to a news release, $10 million of the Galvins’ most recent donation will support the Kellogg School of Management. The conference center and the first-floor design wing in the Global Hub, a new facility scheduled to open in 2017, will be named after the Galvin family.

The rest of the Galvin family’s gift will benefit the NUseeds Fund, a venture capital fund designed to support business development for Northwestern student startups.

“Our extended family members have earned 10 degrees from Northwestern across its various schools, so it’s played an important role in our education,” Chris Galvin (Weinberg ‘73, Kellogg ‘77) said in a news release. “Northwestern also plays an important role in the city of Chicago, positively influencing people’s lives in our family and the community. That’s why we give.”

Through past donations, the Galvin family has also supported the Bienen School of Music, The Garage, the Feinberg School of Medicine and the renovation of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority house.

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