Quinnipiac Donates $400K to North Haven
By R. Bryan Willits, Editorial Assistant
April / May 2016
Quinnipiac University, home to Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum (Músaem An Ghorta Mhóir) which houses of one of the world’s largest collections of art concerning the Great Irish Famine, has donated $400,000 to the town of North Haven.
“This voluntary payment represents an affirmation of the Uni- versity’s ongoing support and appreciation for all that North Haven does for Quinnipiac,” said Quinnipiac University President John L. Lahey.
“The University’s presence in North Haven has grown considerably since 2007, when we purchased the former Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield campus,” he said.
“Today, five (Medicine, Law, Health Sciences, Nursing, and Education) of our eight schools and our information services department are located on the North Haven Campus. We truly appreciate how the leadership of the town of North Haven has supported Quinnipiac as the University has invested more than $300 million in constructing the North Haven Campus.”
North Haven First Selectman Michael J. Freda responded to the donation in saying, “The University’s contributions to the town of North Haven, together with its contributions to the economy, truly make Quinnipiac an important and engaged partner within our local community.
“Quinnipiac continues to demonstrate an interest in the concerns and welfare of our community through its concerted and ongoing efforts to give back to the town.” ♦