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Half a Million Dollars is Given to Thomas More College

Thomas More College has received its first investment toward the new success center, which will provide students with resources for experiential learning, academic advising, graduate school advising, career planning, counseling and learning aids. 

The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. US Bank Foundation is investing $500,000 toward the Thomas More College Success Center, which will positively impact student success and retention. 

The College announced an anonymous $4 million matching challenge at Commencement on May 17, 2014 and will have four years to match the gift. It is the largest gift in the College's history. The funds are restricted and must be used for the creation of the success center.  

“This is our first big step in matching the largest gift in the history of the College. The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation has faithfully supported education in the Greater Cincinnati region and understands the value of academic support, persistence rates, and the development of career and graduate school goals. We are extremely grateful that they have chosen to partner with Thomas More College on this crucial initiative,” said President David A. Armstrong, J.D.

Overall, the gift will impact as many as 1,600 undergraduate students every year, plus recent graduates. Over 80% of Thomas More College's 10,000+ alumni network reside, work and raise their families in the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region. 

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