Edward St. John Makes Personal Donation of $10 Million to Build World-Class Learning and Teaching Center at University of Maryland
A landmark gift of $10 million has been committed by Ed St. John to build the Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center at the University of Maryland College Park. "The signature building is destined to be one of the most popular and heavily-used on campus," said President, Dr. Wallace Loh. It will serve up to 10,000 students each day, offering high-tech classrooms for students in majors campus-wide. The Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center will be the first building constructed at the heart of the University in over 50 years.
"As a proud graduate of the University of Maryland College Park, I am keenly aware of how my education has continued to pay dividends throughout my career in commercial real estate," said Mr. St. John. "It provided me with the solid foundation for the success of St. John Properties, the company that I founded 40 years ago. It also afforded me the ability to give back to my State and my alma mater. I am honored to make a personal pledge of $10 million to create and name the Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center at the University. I strongly believe that education has the power to transform lives and strengthen communities, and know that this Center will benefit University of Maryland College Park students for decades to come."