Widener U. gets $5M gift for leadership institute

November 5, 2008 11:17:04 AM PST
An alumnus of Widener University has given the school $5 million. It's the largest gift in the suburban Philadelphia school's history. The donation announced Wednesday will fund an institute for leadership at Widener.

School officials say the institute will provide students, faculty and business executives with opportunities to develop or enhance their leadership skills.

Officials say they won't identify the donor until a formal announcement on Saturday.

Widener is a private university in Chester, about 15 miles southwest of Philadelphia. It was founded in 1821.

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