A $12M Gift to Make an Alma Mater the Next Big Green School

on Sep 30, 2014

He’s an enthusiastic alumni donor. She’s an environmental activist. So George and Amanda Hanley made a $12.5 million gift to make the University of Dayton a leading sustainable school. But it’s not just about green buildings. The donation from the George and Amanda Hanley Foundation will go to establish the Hanley Sustainability Institute, which extends the school’s sustainability efforts, but also weaves environmental education throughout its curriculum. The idea is to make the institute’s work integrated throughout the university, not just through environmental science and brick-and-mortar standards, but by teaching all majors how to pursue sustainability post-graduation. “It’s a call to action for the university as a whole to infuse our commitment to sustainability throughout everything we do,” President Daniel J. Curran told the Akron Beacon Journal. The institute’s initial...

UD receives $12.5M gift to create sustainability institute

on Sep 22, 2014

Link to Original Article In the largest gift in its history, University of Dayton will create a new sustainability institute thanks to a $12.5 million donation. The funds come from the George and Amanda Hanley Foundation, and will be used to create the Hanley Sustainability Institute. The new institute will grow the school’s sustainability curriculum and focus on developing a workforce that is prepared to address sustainability in business. Benefactor George Hanley, a 1977 UD business graduate, said more businesses across all sectors will need that kind of expertise. “We think we’re seeing this city begin to turn around, and the schools are a big part of that,” George Hanley said in a media event on UD’s campus attended by students and alumni. “We wanted out gift to contribute to that turnaround.” The school says it will launch a campaign to raise funds from foundations, corporations...

Graduate Announces Largest-Ever Gift To University Of Dayton

on Sep 22, 2014

Link to Original Article DAYTON — A 1977 University of Dayton graduate and his wife are pledging a $12.5 million gift — the largest single gift in the school’s history. The gift, from the George and Amanda Hanley Foundation, is intended to “establish the University as a national leader for innovation in sustainability education.” UD President Daniel J. Curran says at many universities, sustainability education is focused solely on the environmental sciences. “This gift will extend sustainability education across multiple disciplines, creating innovative learning opportunities for undergraduates and graduates, enhancing faculty and student research while expanding community and corporate partnerships and experiential education,” Curran said. The gift will expand the university’s sustainability programs will be extended campuswide....

University of Dayton gets $12.5 million gift

on Sep 22, 2014

Link to Original Article A $12.5 million gift for the University of Dayton from the George and Amanda Hanley Foundation will be used to establish the Hanley Sustainability Institute. The gift, the largest in university history, is “an investment in the future of the planet” and will position the university as a national leader in sustainability education, UD President Dan Curran said Friday. The university is launching a campaign to raise additional money from foundations, corporations and other donors to bring total funding from the institute to $25 million, according to information from the school. The Hanley Sustainability Institute will integrate sustainability education into UD’s entire curriculum and will impact science, business engineering, social sciences, humanities, education law and human rights, according to information from UD. Curran said sustainability is part of the...