Southern Receives $1 Million Donation; Largest in System History
The Southern University System Foundation today announced a $1 million gift from the James and Ruth Smith Trust. The gift bequeaths assets and property from the estate of James David Smith and Ruth Johnson Smith, Southern alumni and lifelong educators.
“We appreciate this generous gift from the estate of James and Ruth Smith. With this memorial endowment, we inherit their legacy of commitment to education and service. Their significant contribution will assist our efforts to rebuild Southern University, Baton Rouge and ensure the future of the SU System,” said Ronald Mason Jr., president of the Southern University System.
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