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.