Man Who Couldn't Afford College 60 Years Ago Donates $20 Million To Aspiring Students

SHARE:

Man Who Couldn't Afford College 60 Years Ago Donates $20 Million To Aspiring Students

Photo: Morgan Staty University

A successful businessman who 60 years ago was too poor to afford college tuition has donated $20 million to Morgan State College (now Morgan State University) in Baltimore.

This huge amount of money will help college students from disadvantage backgrounds obtain an education that will help them escape a cycle of poverty and create better futures for themselves and their communities. Baltimore in Maryland has one of the highest levels of poverty of any city in the United States.

Calvin Tyler had himself attended the traditionally black college in the 1960s but was unable to complete his education due to a lack of funds. Dropping out in 1963 he took a job as a UPS delivery driver. Through decades of hard work and determination Tyler reached the position of Senior Vice President of U.S. Operations and was seated on the UPS board of directors. He retired in 1998 to focus on philanthropy.

In 2016 Tyler and his wife, who run their fund together, gave $5 million to college undergraduates at the university. Now this year they have broken their own record donation by donating a further $20 million.

Tyler said that they were increasing their commitment due to the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, he states:

"This is why we are increasing our commitment. We want to have more full-tuition scholarships offered to young people so that they can graduate from college and enter the next stage of their life debt-free."

Morgan State President David Wilson said of the donation by the Tylers:

"Through their historic giving, the doors of higher education will most certainly be kept open for generations of aspiring leaders whose financial shortfalls may have kept them from realizing their academic dreams… The Tylers' generosity over the years, culminating with this transformative commitment, is a remarkable example of altruism with great purpose."

Student debt has been one of the biggest political questions in the United States for a number of years. College and University education is vastly more expensive than in the rest of the world and there are few state-subsidies. This means that even successful students are usually left with hundreds-of-thousands-of-dollars-worth of debt by the time they start their working lives.

[h/t: Good News Network]

COMMENTS

Name

Activism,1304,Art,784,BLM,22,Consciousness,1545,CoVid-19,146,Cures,227,Do it Yourself,112,Documentaries,72,Environment,1412,Fiction,2,Health,735,History,439,Human Intelligence,551,Inspirations,2,Inspiring Stories,4084,Justice,531,Mental Health,14,News,979,Nutrition,217,Philosophy,309,Photography,1585,Quantum Physics,29,Quizzes & Tests,145,Quotes,113,Relationships,780,Science,1077,Self Improvement,837,Spirituality,248,Sustainability,246,Technology,471,Truth,754,
ltr
item
Thinking Humanity: Man Who Couldn't Afford College 60 Years Ago Donates $20 Million To Aspiring Students
Man Who Couldn't Afford College 60 Years Ago Donates $20 Million To Aspiring Students
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-POSFc_Lw8AM/YFOI5-TKDKI/AAAAAAAADkw/ChPu8KVNtXw9MSYiHrsETeIFcgZiR2o2ACNcBGAsYHQ/s0/MSU-Endowment-calvin-tyler-released-morgan-state-university-1.webp
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-POSFc_Lw8AM/YFOI5-TKDKI/AAAAAAAADkw/ChPu8KVNtXw9MSYiHrsETeIFcgZiR2o2ACNcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/MSU-Endowment-calvin-tyler-released-morgan-state-university-1.webp
Thinking Humanity
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/2021/03/man-who-couldnt-afford-college-60-years-ago-now-donates-20-million-to-aspiring-students.html
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/2021/03/man-who-couldnt-afford-college-60-years-ago-now-donates-20-million-to-aspiring-students.html
true
7064777598104498166
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy