Milestone met: Union and Schuler Education Foundation combine to raise $42 million to serve more Pell-eligible students


Cooke-Sampson, a member of the Union Board of Trustees, is amongst almost 200 donors who helped the College attain a exceptional milestone: hitting its $20 million fundraising purpose years forward of schedule. The determine consists of 18 trustees who collectively contributed shut to $14 million, in accordance to Robert J. Parker Jr., vice chairman for College Relations. Union acquired seven presents/pledges of $1 million or more: Bob ’99 and Lisa Moser; Tom ’88 and Michelle Coleman; Gus ’59 and Susan Davis; Dave ’78 and Denise Breazzano; David ’75 and Joan Henle; Doug ’97 and Kyle Karp; Jana Karp ’99 and Stephen and Jill Karp; and Paul Ginsberg ’84 and Nicole Felton.

By reaching its $20 million purpose, the College will obtain a $22 million match from the Schuler Foundation for $42 million in scholarship grant funding, which can enable Union to considerably improve the variety of Pell-eligible students it serves.

“By making the most of this once in a lifetime opportunity to partner with the Schuler Education Foundation, our generous alumni and friends are ensuring that Union College will become alma mater to even more bright and creative low-income students,” Parker stated. “The ripple effect and the lasting good that will result from the Schuler Access Initiative and the generosity we’ve experienced are both humbling and inspiring.”