Couple Donates Largest Individual Gift to Morgan State

Updated Feb 10, 2016
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A Las Vegas couple is expected to make the largest individual contribution to Morgan State University, a Historically Black College and University headquartered in Baltimore.

University officials say that retired UPS senior executive Calvin E. Tyler Jr. and his wife, Tina, will make the announcement on Wednesday. University officials say that the $5 million financial gift will be used to support an endowed scholarship fund for Baltimore City youth attending Morgan State University.

Dr. David Wilson, president of MSU, traveled to Las Vegas on Tuesday with Cheryl Y. Hitchcock, vice president for institutional advancement, and Willie Lanier, chairman of MSU’s Foundation, to meet with the couple.

University officials say that the gift is believed to be the fifth largest from an individual to any HBCU in the country.

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