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Giving back

After attending their class reunion and seeing campus for the first time in “decades,” it was decided. “If we’re able to help, we ought to give something back.”

The anonymous alumnus and his wife, who already support one to two Marquette undergraduate scholarships per year, made a $7.5 million planned gift to provide scholarships for future students studying science, engineering or technology. Their gift will help support students with financial need, a soft spot for the alumnus who benefited from scholarship aid years ago.

Inspired by recent renovations to the Todd Wehr Chemistry labs and the $50 million first phase of the planned 250,000-
square-foot, $100 million Engineering Hall, the couple expressed support for the university’s commitment to educate students for leadership in technology and innovation on the global stage. 

Good news comes in threes.

Dr. Jeff Moos, Arts ’79, Dent ’83, and his wife, Beth, PT ’79, feel the same way about the School of Dentistry. They pledged $1 million toward the Building for the Future campaign to build a 40,000-square-foot expansion to the School of Dentistry. The faculty practice inside will be named in their honor.

“Our gift shows how important my Marquette education was in giving me an opportunity and how I was able to put it to work,” Jeff says.

Dr. Rick Kushner, Dent ’77, his wife, Cindy, and their company, Comfort Dental, gave $1 million to the Building for the Future campaign to provide aspiring dentists the same opportunities he had and support the community care efforts. Their gift will help support a fifth patient-care clinic in the facility, which will be called the Comfort Dental Clinic. ALB

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