Video: Highlights From the $25M Gift Announcement at Holy Cross

Prior ’56 makes largest gift in College’s history to enhance the arts

February 27th, 2013 by 
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The overflow crowd of students, faculty and staff who gathered in Rehm Library for a special announcement on Feb. 13 didn’t have a clue what to expect. So when Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president, announced that an alumnus was making a $25 million gift — the single largest donation in the history of Holy Cross —audible gasps filled the room.

Cornelius B. Prior Jr. ’56, chair of the board of the telecommunications service company Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc., headquartered in Beverly, Mass., said he is designating his gift to build a new arts facility on campus because it is integral to a liberal arts education. The event featured artwork, musical performances, and a video of the arts at Holy Cross.

In addition to highlights from the event, the video features an interview with Osvaldo Golijov, Loyola Professor of Music and holder of the 2012-2013 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall, who talks about the significance of the gift.

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