RIT Receives $5M Donation
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Georgia Gosnell joined RIT president Bill Destler Wednesday to donate five million dollars in support of Education in Life Sciences.
The donation will benefit the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, which was dedicated in memory of Gosnell's late husband, Thomas. Thomas passed away in 2009 after serving for 15 years on RIT's Board of Trustees.
The gift was announced during a celebration for donor members of the Rochester Institute of Technology community at Gosnell Hall on the RIT campus.
"Given the importance of the school of science to Tom Gosnell and his family’s generosity in supporting RIT for decades, I am also happy to announce that in recognition of this extraordinary support, the university has made the school of life sciences in his honor, it will be the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences,” Destler said.
The donation will benefit the university's academic programs in biology, bio-informatics, bio-technology, molecular bioscience and environmental science.