Lynn University receives $500,000 gift in honor of upcoming 50th anniversary
by Susan Harrington
Published Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012
At a recent board of trustees meeting, President Kevin M. Ross announced that Chairwoman Christine E. Lynn, has made a gift of $500,000 to the university. This is the first gift in honor of the celebration of Lynn University’s upcoming 50th anniversary, 2012-2103.
Mrs. Lynn, who has been a longtime and generous benefactor to the university, commented, “It’s been thrilling for me to watch Lynn’s growth. Year after year, it just keeps getting better and better. I am proud to be a part of that process, including the university’s hosting the final Presidential Debate on Oct. 22, 2012. I look forward to a wonderful year of celebrating all the university has accomplished over these last five decades.”
Mrs. Lynn, along with her husband, the late Eugene M. Lynn, have supported immediate needs and scholarships, as well as contributing to numerous capital projects, including the Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn Library; the Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn Residence Hall, the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center, and the Lynn University Remembrance Plaza.
Lynn University President Kevin M. Ross said. “We are grateful for Mrs. Lynn, her love for the university, and for her dedication to its mission and vision. She leads the board of trustees with vigor, wisdom and enthusiasm—and always as an example and a pacesetter. The university is privileged and honored to receive this gift from her in honor of our 50th year as an educational institution in Boca Raton.”