A Rochester couple have committed $8,000,000 to St. Mary's University to be used for scholarships.
The university announced that Jack and Mary Ann Remick, were presented with the university's Heritage Award for Transformational Philanthropy at the university's annual Benefactor Recognition Dinner last Saturday.
The Heritage Award recognizes special individuals whose exceptional philanthropy has significantly transformed the university and positioned SMU for a second century of excellence in education.
The gift is the largest single donation ever pledged to St. Mary's.
The funds will be directed to the university's First Generation Initiative for which Mary Ann Remick currently serves as chair,
The Remick's have served on the SMU Board of Trustees for the past 15 years. Jack Remick is one of the five founders of Winona's Fastenal Company in 1967.
St. Mary's President, Brother William Mann, said this has been the university's ongoing dream that every student who has a desire to attend college has the opportunity to do so. The university is very grateful that the Remicks have shared in the university's educational vision.
The First Generation Initiative provides scholarships to first generation high school students for college.....