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Veterans United Foundation gives $25,000 gift to Columbia College

Columbia College campus on July 21, 2020.
Columbia College campus on July 21, 2020.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

Veterans United Foundation gave Columbia College a $25,000 gift today to benefit military student community on campus.

The donation will help the Brig. Gen. Charles E. McGee House, home of the Ousley Family Veterans Center, and formally names the Veterans United Foundation Patio.

The Brig. Gen. Charles E. McGee House will serve as a hub to host programming and further build camaraderie in the college’s military student community. The college served 6,500 military-related students in 2019 and 18 of its 36 locations around the country are on military installations.

“On behalf of our entire college family, I would like to thank the Veterans United Foundation for this generous gift that will benefit our students for generations to come,” said Columbia College Acting President Dr. David Russell. “Whether it be the dream of buying a new home or the desire to help veterans earn a degree, Columbia College and Veterans United share the common goal of serving the men and women of the United States Armed Forces at the highest level every day.”

This is one of the largest gifts the college has received in support of the new facility.

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Karl Wehmhoener

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