Eckerd College receives $1-million gift
An Eckerd College graduate who was present at the inaugural groundbreaking ceremony for the St. Petersburg campus in 1960 has given Eckerd $1-million, the largest gift ever received from an alum.
Grover Wrenn, left, Class of ’64, is an 18-year veteran of Eckerd’s Board of Trustees and serves as chairman of the college’s $80-million capital campaign. His gift will be matched by the Collier Challenge.
“I give to this place because of the caring and nurturing faculty and staff who equipped me with the tools for a lifetime of learning, leadership and service,” Wrenn said in a news release. “I give so that future Eckerd students can share in my experience.”
Wrenn’s gift comes as Eckerd prepares to announce the public phase of its capital campaign.
Donna Winchester, higher education reporter