A real-estate billionaire who was the first in his family to attend college just pledged $100 million to fund scholarships for first-generation students at his alma mater, UVA
|10/14/2019||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
- Billionaire real-estate developer David Walentas just pledged to donate $100 million to his alma mater, the University of Virginia, to fund scholarships for first-generation students.
- The gift will cover UVA’s $44,724 tuition for 60 first-generation students from Rochester, New York; New York City; or the Commonwealth of Virginia beginning in 2022, the school said in a statement.
- Walentas, who made a fortune developing real estate in Brooklyn, New York, has a net worth of $2.5 billion, according to Forbes estimates.
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