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$4.4 Million in Anonymous Pledges; $1.4 Million Goes to Engineering

The College of Engineering is one of four colleges and schools at Auburn receiving new commitments totaling $4.4 million from anonymous donors to support academic programs. The engineering gift of $1.4 million will support a distinguished professorship in electrical engineering.
In addition, a gift of $1.0 million to the College of Liberal Arts will go to the History Department; a $1.0 million gift will go to the College of Agriculture for the Department of Poultry Science; and $1.0 million will go to the School of Human Sciences.
Betty DeMent, vice president for alumni and development at Auburn, said the donors are dedicated alumni who wish to help the university further develop the quality of its academic programs while protecting their privacy.
"We are thankful that these loyal supporters care deeply about Auburn and wish to help us raise the quality of our programs to the next level," she said.
The pledges are deferred gifts through estate plans as part of Campaign Auburn: The Next Generation, which is Auburn's comprehensive campaign to build a resource base for current and future academic enhancement.
Many people find estate plans to be an excellent way to help the next generation of students," said DeMent. "One reason Auburn students get a good education is that each generation provides opportunities for future generations to improve their education. This is one of the strengths of Auburn."

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