Tulane University’s Brain Institute received a $1 million pledge from the Priddy Family Foundation to endow and establish the Priddy Family Spark Research Endowed Fund.
The Patrick F. Taylor Foundation has committed $5 million for the funding of a Presidential Chair. Foundation chairman and president Phyllis M. Taylor (L ’66) is a member of the Board of Tulane and a graduate of Tulane Law School.
Dr. Raoul P. Rodriguez (M ’60), a foot and ankle specialist who has been with the Department of Orthopaedics since 1965, was invested as the inaugural holder of the Pierrette and John G. Phillips Professorship in Orthopaedics at the School of Medicine in November.
Avron B. Fogelman (A&S ’62) and Wendy Mimeles Fogelman (NC ’63), previous contributors to men’s basketball, have given another $1 million to support the program.
Tulane’s A. B. Freeman School of Business and the School of Liberal Arts are the beneficiaries of a new $3.5 million gift from Carole B. (NC ’65) and Kenneth J. Boudreaux (B ’67).
A $500,000 gift from the Gayle and Tom Benson Charitable Foundation will fund completion of the chapel in the Fr. Val McInnes, OP, Center for Catholic Life. The chapel, located on Tulane University’s campus, will be named The Chapel of St. Martin de Porres, donated by Gayle and Tom Benson.