Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) January 26, 2014
Headmaster Jonathan Brougham announced last week, that The Hun School has received a $500,000 matching challenge gift from School trustee Lynn Breen and her husband Ed Breen. Mr. and Mrs. Breen have generously offered to match, dollar-for-dollar, up to $500,000 in new gifts or pledges of $10,000 or more to the Global Commons - a new Campus Center and resident hall facility currently under construction on the Hun School campus.
The challenge, if successfully matched, will yield $1 million in new commitments to the project and complete funding for the new building, scheduled to open in the fall. In recognition of the Breen's challenge gift and their previous financial support of the Global Commons, The Hun School will name the central gathering space in the 30,000 sq. ft. facility The Breen Campus Center.
“Lynn and Ed’s kindness is humbling,” said Headmaster Jonathan Brougham. “Not only do they give generously in support of our students and faculty, but they work very hard to encourage others to give on our behalf. Their leadership has had a tremendous impact on the success of this project and the lives of future Hun students. It is our pleasure to name the Campus Center in their honor.”
"This remarkable facility is critically important to the School and to the education of the students who will attend in the years to come. Funding the remaining cost with gifts not only supports the Global Commons, but also gives the School the financial flexibility to move forward with other important projects on the horizon. We love the School, are pleased to help in this way, and hope that our challenge will inspire others to step forward now in support of the School and the Global Commons," said Lynn and Ed Breen.
About The Hun School of Princeton:
The Hun School of Princeton is a co-educational, private day and boarding school in Princeton, New Jersey. Individual attention and strong student-faculty relationships are the hallmarks of the School. On the 45-acre campus between Philadelphia and New York City, student-centered, hands-on learning prepare students for the global community in which they will live and work. The Hun School is comprised of 629 students in its Middle School, Upper School, and Postgraduate Program. The Hun School is home to students from seventeen countries and fifteen states.