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Furman University alum David Trone donation to support mental health


Furman University announced on Tuesday, Aug. 16, that Congressman David Trone has donated $10 million to the university, much of which will fund an expansion of mental and emotional wellness programming on campus.

Among the many concerning side-effects of the coronavirus pandemic is a quietly escalating crisis among children and young adults — rising rates of mental illness.

But a new gift to Furman University will allow the school to confront this challenge head-on, supporting students as they build the emotional resiliency required to navigate an increasingly complex world.  

On Tuesday, Furman announced that Congressman David Trone has donated $10 million to the university, much of which will fund an expansion of mental and emotional wellness programming on campus. 

“In this day and age, it is vital that we work together to break the stigma surrounding mental health, ensure tolerance in our diverse communities, and equip our students with the tools and resources to succeed,” said Trone, who made the gift through the David and June Trone Family Foundation.



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