Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Oral Roberts University Rescued by $40 million Gift

Last November Mart Green gave Oral Roberts University $70 million to rescue the school after its president stepped down amid allegations of misspending.  Green made the gift, which put the Green family 27th on the Chronicle of Philanthropy list of the largest charitable donors in 2007, despite having no prior connection with the University.  Green is now Chair of the Board of Trustees of Oral Roberts, and in that capacity he will work to restore trust in the University and will help to rebuild public trust in the school.  The Chicago Tribune provides an interesting look at Mart Green and why charitable giving is such an important part of his life.


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