University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration receives $75 million gift

By: | January 28, 2021

The University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration will receive a $75 million donation, which the school says is the largest gift ever given to a school of social work.

The donation is so impressive that the university said it’s renaming the school as the Crown Family School of Social Work. Policy, and Practice. The gift, from James and Paula Crown, will bolster financial aid, faculty research and hiring, the school announced.

“This truly transformative gift will allow us to build our research and expand our educational mission, leading to improved policies and interventions that will make deep and sustained change,” school dean Deborah Gorman-Smith said in a statement.

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