Paul Allen Donates $26 Million To Washington State University
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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) co-founder Paul Allen has donated $26 million to Washington State University. The donation is going toward’s WSU’s School for Global Animal Health. The school will be renamed to the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health. The 62,000 square foot building will be named the Paul G. Allen Center for Global Animal Health.
“Washington State University has been important to me since I was a student there in the 1970s,” stated Allen. “Our family foundation, under the leadership of my sister Jody, has supported a number of programs at WSU. And today, I am happy to be able to make a significant personal gift to help WSU broaden its reach and touch many more lives.” Allen had attended WSU for two years before he dropped out to take a computer programming job in Boston. In 1996, Allen donated $3.1 million to his old fraternity Phi Kappy Theta to build a high-tech house.