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Manganaro Increases Gift to $500,000 for Presidential and Engineering Scholarships

When President Richard M. Freeland appealed to the University's leaders to help launch the Leadership Campaign with a commitment of their own, Northeastern Corporation member Anthony R. Manganaro, E '67, responded with enthusiasm.

"It was not a difficult decision. My three children are Northeastern grads and are doing quite well. ... We have a lot to be proud of in this school, and we need to show it with solid
bottom-line support."

Already a regular contributor to the University, Manganaro increased his original campaign commitment from $125,000 to $500,000.

"It was not a difficult decision," said Manganaro of his increased gift. "My three children are Northeastern grads and are doing quite well. And I wanted to step up and set the pace for the campaign.

"We have a lot to be proud of in this school, and we need to show it with solid bottom-line support."

Manganaro, who is chairman of the Siena Corporation, a commercial real estate development company in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., corridor, has designated $300,000 of the gift to endow the Manganaro Family Presidential Scholarship, and $200,000 to the Siena Engineering Scholarship.

Northeastern awards Presidential Scholarships each year to twelve middlers who have achieved academic excellence in both professional and liberal arts studies and in their co-op placements.

By providing tuition for the final three years of their undergraduate education, the scholarships offer students a key incentive to excel and complete their studies at Northeastern.

"Anthony Manganaro's generous commitment helps build momentum at this early stage of the campaign, and sets a wonderful example for other alumni and friends," said President Richard M. Freeland. "Most importantly, his dual support of engineering and Presidential Scholarships will help us attract and retain top students."

A civil engineering graduate, Manganaro was the first to sponsor a Legacy Scholarship in engineering. Originally launched in 1997, the Siena Engineering Scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding high school senior entering the College of Engineering.

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  This article appeared in the Summer 2001 issue of Forefront.          

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