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January 10, 2002

Bradford gets $1 million gift

Pitt's Bradford campus has received $1 million from the estate of Bradford resident Dorothy Reed, the largest bequest in the campus's 38-year history and the second largest single gift from an individual.

The gift will be used to establish a matching scholarship fund called the Reed-Coit Scholarship Challenge. The challenge is named for Reed and her sister Berdena Coit, who, following her death in August 1995, left $375,000 of her estate to Pitt-Bradford, which also was used for a scholarship challenge.

"We are truly gratified by Dorothy Reed's generosity," said Richard E. McDowell, Bradford president. "And we are excited about the opportunity the Reed-Coit Scholarship Challenge presents for enhancing our scholarship program as part of our Complete the Campus Campaign," which is currently in its quiet phase.

The scholarship challenge will match dollar for dollar new gifts/pledges of $5,000 or more and also will match a minimum of $1,000 given to an existing endowed scholarship fund. The scholarship challenge will continue until the matching funds are exhausted.

Filed under: Feature,Volume 34 Issue 9

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