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Mon Sep 2, 2019, 06:18 AM

Campus OU alumna Violet Patton increases gift commitment by $22 million OU alumna Violet Patton inc

Ohio University alum Violet Patton, who celebrates her 103rd birthday today (Aug. 30), recently increased her already significant gift commitment to the Ohio University Foundation to a total of $64 million, according to an OU news release.

Dr. Patton, who received her bachelor’s degree in education in 1938 and was presented with an honorary doctor of letters from OU in 2011, made a historic commitment to the university in 2010 when she committed $13.3 million that will establish the Violet L. Patton Center for Arts Education. A few weeks later, she committed an additional $28 million to honor her parents Gladys W. and David H. Patton with the naming of the Patton College of Education.

According to the release, “The impact of her generosity is evident on the Athens Campus in the Patton College’s transformational building renovation, which was completed in 2017.”

The additional $22 million gift commitment will support the capital projects for which Patton “has demonstrated unwavering commitment and passion for nearly a decade,” the release said, listing the Patton College’s facilities and the new Violet L. Patton Center for Arts Education.

Read more: https://www.athensnews.com/news/campus/ou-alumna-violet-patton-increases-gift-commitment-by-million/article_48315184-cb3b-11e9-bfb9-9fa3a81b78a9.html

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