Wayne State College receives $1.8 million donation from Gardner Foundation

Wayne State College is the recipient of a $1.8 million donation announced by the Gardner Foundation for the college’s athletics programs.     

The donation was announced Thursday at the annual Wayne State Foundation Annual Scholarship Luncheon. It’s the largest single scholarship gift in the history of Wayne State College.     

The $1.8-million gift includes $300,000 in one-time money for the conversion of the college’s natatorium into an Indoor athletic complex and $1.5 million for scholarships that includes $925,000 for athletics and another $150,000 for athletic operations.     

The Gardner Foundation is a family foundation based in Wakefield, Nebraska.

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