Two private donations will be used to create a new $1 million scholarship fund to help low-income students studying sustainability, nature conservation or business at Evergreen State College in Olympia.
The Dan and Sheryl Tishman Family Foundation pledged $500,000 for the effort, which received a matching grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, according to a news release from the college.
Dan Tishman graduated from Evergreen in 1977 and is chairman of CEO of Tishman Construction. His firm is construction manager for One World Trade Center in New York.
“Sheryl and I are so pleased that this pledge will create opportunities for Evergreen students for years to come,” Tishman said. “We are true believers in the value of education and hope this scholarship program will make a difference in many, many lives.”
The scholarship fund will be managed by The Evergreen State College Foundation. It is expected to support up to 25 students a year.