Webster University gets $10 million gift

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St. Louis-based nonprofit Webster University, which has two campuses in Colorado Springs, has received a $10 million donation from former U.S. Ambassador George H. Walker III.

The gift is the largest single donation in Webster’s 92-year history.

Walker cited Webster’s “tremendous international outreach” as the motivation for the donation.

“Having served abroad in Hungary for three years I became increasingly aware of how important it is for individuals to have part of their life exposed to living in the culture of another country.”

Marjorie Doyle, Senior Director of Webster University in Colorado Springs said the gift will be used on behalf of the students in the School of Business and Technology and the Springs students in those graduate programs.

The college was founded in 1915 and has offered graduate program in the Pikes Peak region since 1977.