Hampden-Sydney receives its largest gift
- September 6, 2019
Hampden-Sydney College has received the largest gift in its history, $30 million from Stanley F. Pauley through The Pauley Family Foundation.
This will support construction of a new science facility, which will be named the Pauley Science Center. Pauley, who lives in Richmond, is the chairman and CEO of Carpenter Co., a major producer of polyurethane materials.
The company was founded by E. Rhodes Carpenter, a member of the Hampden-Sydney College class of 1929.
Pauley, a former member of the Hampden-Sydney Board of Trustees, has been a benefactor of many important educational and arts institutions.
“I am not a graduate of Hampden-Sydney, but I am inspired by the college’s unwavering 244-year commitment to scientific literacy and preparing its graduates for career success, advancing scientific progress, and contributing to our society’s well-being,” Pauley said in a statement.
The Pauley Science Center would follow several recent projects on campus, including construction of the Brown Student Center, the renovation of Brinkley (formerly Winston) Hall to create the Viar-Christ Center for the Arts, the transformation of Pannill Commons’ lower level into the Pannill Center for Rhetoric and Communication, and the groundbreaking for a new upperclassmen residence complex overlooking Lake Chalgrove.