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Westminster College alumnus, leader continues to give back to school

Westminster College alumnus, leader continues to give back to school

May 30th, 2014 in News

The chair of Westminster College's Board of Trustees has made another donation to the school he said provided him with a "great education."

With his latest contribution, Wallace Head, a 1972 graduate, has increased his total giving to $750,000.

"I received a great education at Westminster and I want to help it continue to provide an exceptional educational experience to a very talented and diverse student body," Head said in a press release from the college. "Most of Westminster's students pay far less than what it costs the college to deliver that educational experience so some of my gifts are intended to help Westminster fund the difference between its costs and the revenue it receives from its students. Other gifts are intended to help sustain strong governance practices at Westminster, which are essential to its long-term success."

A trustee since 1997, Head previously has supported operating initiatives and student scholarships. His financial commitment to Westminster includes $250,000 in planned giving to establish a Governance Fund.

He also funds an annual trip for students from his high school to receive a guided tour of the National Churchill Museum.

"Wally Head's dedication to serving Westminster College has been and continues to be remarkable," Westminster President Barney Forsythe said in the release.

"We greatly appreciate his generous commitment to ensuring a quality education for Westminster graduates in the future."