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Union College Receives Historic $51 Million Gift

Mary and Rich Templeton
Jackie Orchard
Mary and Rich Templeton

Union College has received the largest single donation in its 225-year history.

College President David Harris made the announcement during a celebration at the Schenectady institution on Friday.

“I’m excited to announce that Mary and Rich Templeton, Union College Class of 1980, have committed $51 million to the Powering Union campaign.”

The private college says the money, part of a $300 million fundraising campaign, will go toward establishing the Templeton Institute for Engineering and Computer Science.

Rich Templeton is the chair, president, and CEO of Texas Instruments.

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