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Paul Tulane Society inducts new members

March 30, 2017 9:45 AM
Mary-Elizabeth Lough mlough@tulane.edu



Eight of Tulane University’s most generous benefactors, individuals and organizations were inducted into the Paul Tulane Society earlier this month during a ceremony at the Old Ursuline Convent in New Orleans’ French Quarter. It was the 11th induction ceremony for the society, which honors donors who have given cumulative gifts of $1 million or more to the university.

“Our newest inductees are a testament to the example that Paul Tulane set when he envisioned a great private university in the city of New Orleans,” said Tulane University President Mike Fitts. “They embody his spirit of generosity and service, and exemplify his commitment to the power of higher education to improve people’s lives.”

This year’s inductees are Baptist Community Ministries, the estate of Irene and Robert Black, Ann and Robert Boh, Judith and Sam Camp, the Coypu Foundation, the estate of Thelma Toole, Marta and Bill Marko, and Lora and Don Peters.

“Tulane is stronger because of your commitment.”

Mike Fitts, Tulane University President

The Paul Tulane Society currently includes more than 260 members with gifts to Tulane ranging from $1 million to $30 million.

“Tulane is stronger because of your commitment,” said President Fitts, addressing the breadth and depth of support the group had offered the university. “You have opened doors to exceptional young men and women, invigorated faculty with support of their discovery and invention, and enhanced programs and initiatives that benefit students and people in the communities they serve. The profound impact you have touches every corner of the university.”

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