Couple gives $2 million to Mercer

jmink@macon.comAugust 29, 2013 

Mercer University has received a $2 million gift to fund its Center for America’s Founding Principles and to advance educational opportunities in the Dominican Republic, according to a news release.

The gift came from Ramona E. and Thomas C. McDonald of Vancouver, Wash. Both have Mercer ties and connections to the Dominican Republic.

Part of the gift will be used to bring Dominican teachers to Mercer and educate Dominican students through scholarships and exchange programs, the release states. It also will fund courses, reading groups and other initiatives for the center, which will be renamed the Thomas C. and Ramona E. McDonald Center for America’s Founding Principles.

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