NDNU Receives $150K Grant to Complete Classroom Upgrades

Belmont, CA, October 28, 2008 — Notre Dame de Namur University recently received a $150,000 grant from the Bill Hannon Foundation of Los Angeles, CA to help renovate and modernize one of the University’s main instructional buildings, St. Mary’s Hall.

Classrooms, science labs, and other facilities in St. Mary’s Hall will be renovated as well as access to the building, which was built in 1952. Earlier this year, NDNU received a $400,000 grant from the Fletcher Jones Foundation of Los Angeles, CA in support of the first phase of the $1.7 million project to renovate St. Mary’s.

“We are grateful to receive this generous grant from the Bill Hannon Foundation to complete the much needed renovation of St. Mary’s,” said Dr. Judith Maxwell Greig, NDNU’s Acting President. “Since 2003, NDNU has received $550K from the Bill Hannon Foundation to assist with our master plan.

“William Hannon was one of the foremost land developers in the Los Angeles area and was also a lifelong philanthropist with a devotion to Catholic institutions and causes,” Dr. Greig added. ‘We truly appreciate his foundation’s support.”

The mission of the Bill Hannon Foundation is to provide support to Catholic-sponsored organizations and reflects the interests and legacy of Bill Hannon by placing an emphasis on Catholic educational institutions at the high school and college levels.