Morgan State receives $20 million gift, among largest alumni donation to HBCU

Unable to pay his tuition, Calvin E. Tyler Jr. dropped out of Morgan State College in 1963 and took a job as a truck driver, as one of the first 10 UPS drivers in 1964.

Tyler and his wife, Tina, pledged to give $15 million to Morgan State University to help other students struggling to pay for their education, bringing their lifetime pledge to $20 million, the university announced.

Tyler’s gift is the largest private donation from an alumnus in the university’s 154-year history, and is believed to be the largest alumni contribution to any Historically Black College or University.

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