CU President Cindy Ross presents HEACO award to The McMahon Foundation

Cameron University President Cindy Ross presented a Friend of Higher Education Award to The McMahon Foundation during the board of directors meeting of the Higher Education Alumni Council of Oklahoma. Dr. Charles S. Graybill, Chairman of The McMahon Foundation Board of Trustees, accepted the award. The meeting took place at the University of Central Oklahoma. The Friend of Higher Education Award recognizes the McMahon Foundation's philanthropy in the area of education and its contributions to Cameron University which have benefitted Southwest Oklahoma.

"The generosity of The McMahon Foundation has impacted Cameron University in countless ways," Ross said. "Their historic gift of $4 million for the construction of the McMahon Centennial Complex will benefit not only Cameron's students for years to come, but everyone in Southwest Oklahoma."

The McMahon Foundation's gift of $4 million for the construction of the McMahon Centennial Complex, a state-of-the-art student activities center, is the largest single gift the foundation has distributed, as well as the largest single gift in the university's 100-year history. In total, the McMahon Foundation has contributed more than $13 million to Cameron University to fund student scholarships, endowed faculty positions and multiple campus construction and improvement projects.

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October 1, 2008
PR# 08-121