Koch Industries, foundation make $25.6 million education gift
The Wichita Eagle
JANUARY 12, 2017 02:55 PM
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund – supported by a gift from the Charles Koch Foundation and Koch Industries – has launched the Center for Advancing Opportunity, according to a news release on Thursday.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the center is supported by a $25.6 million gift from the Charles Koch Foundation and Koch Industries. The center aims to support students and faculty at historically black colleges and universities – as well as other colleges and universities – by providing undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships and grants to faculty for university-based research centers.
“Education transformed my life, and I’ve committed to do all I can to give others that same opportunity,” Charles Koch, chairman of the board and CEO of Koch Industries, said in a statement.