Gift pushes total funding of Cowles Music Center to $10.6 million
Walt Oliver, '67
During Whitworth University’s 125th anniversary celebration, President Beck A. Taylor announced Whitworth Trustee Walt Oliver, ’67, and his wife, Kay, as major donors to The Campaign for Whitworth. The couple’s gift of $3 million will be used to help complete an addition to and remodel of Whitworth’s music facility, to be named the Cowles Music Center.
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Funds will be used for completion of new Cowles Music Center
During an Oct. 11 celebration downtown, held in honor of Whitworth University’s 125th anniversary, President Beck A. Taylor announced the Harriet Cheney Cowles Foundation as a major donor to The Campaign for Whitworth. The foundation pledged $2 million to support an addition to and renovation of Whitworth’s music building, which was built in 1978 with significant support from the Cowles family. The new structure will be named the Cowles Music Center, in honor of the Cowles’ family’s generous support of the arts and education on the Whitworth campus over the past century.
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