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Northwestern University Receives Gift Of $480M From Ryan Family

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Northwestern University is receiving its largest gift ever thanks to Patrick and Shirley Ryan. The Chicago billionaires donated 480-million-dollars as part of the school’s “We Will” campaign, which has raised more than six-billion-dollars from more than 170-thousand donors. The gift will go toward research in biomedicine, economics, and business, and the redevelopment of Ryan Field. The Ryan family also funded a major renovation project for the football stadium in 1997.

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