Foundation pledges matching gift of $2M for Emory & Henry arts center
By Gary B. Gray | Bristol Herald Courier | December 20, 2007*** This story appeared Tuesday, Dec 18, 2007 in the Bristol Herald Courier. ***
EMORY, Va. — Emory & Henry College could take a big step toward its goal
of building a new arts center if it can match a $2 million gift from The
The foundation announced Monday it will give $2 million toward construction
if the college raises an equal amount by July 1, 2009. If that challenge is
met, nearly $9 million will have been raised.
The Woodrow W. McGlothlin Center for the Arts, to be named after the late
Woodrow McGlothlin, will cost about $12 million, but $9 million will be
enough to begin construction.
The proposed 40,000-square-foot center will seat 450 people.
"We are thrilled by this gift, not simply because of what it means to the
building of an important facility on our campus, but also for the
opportunity it gives us to remember such an accomplished, important and
generous man in the history of our College," E&H President Rosalind
Reichard said in a written statement Monday.
Woodrow McGlothlin, who died in 2005, was a member of the E&H class of
1937. The McGlothlin Foundation already has pledged $3 million to the
campaign. An additional $1 million was given by Woodrow McGlothlin before
Founded in 1998, the foundation has contributed significantly to the
advancement of education in Virginia.
Tom McGlothlin, foundation president and E&H alumnus, said this about his
father's love of the college: "Emory & Henry has been an important part of
our lives and an important part of serving a region that is dear to my
READ ON: In the November 2007, A! Magazine focused on the
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