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The College announces $1 million gift

President R. Barbara Gitenstein with Bob Carr, founder of GSBF. (Photo courtesy of Wayne Hollendonner)
President R. Barbara Gitenstein with Bob Carr, founder of GSBF. (Photo courtesy of Wayne Hollendonner)

The Give Something Back Foundation donated a $1 million gift that will provide 50 high school students with an education at The College on Tuesday, June 30, according to a press release.

“GSBF is thrilled to partner with The College of New Jersey to provide maximum access to a four-year college education to qualified students of modest means,” said Robert Carr, founder of GSBF and CEO of Heartland Payment Systems in Princeton, in the press release. “TCNJ shares our mission of helping students realize their full potential.”

GSBF aims to provide under-privileged students an opportunity to get an education. Carr joined President R. Barbara Gitenstein to announce the gift in the Education Building this afternoon. The gift is at no cost to the College, the release said.

GSBF aims to target ninth grade students by assigning them a mentor to advise and prepare them to succeed in college. The program is designed to allow students of under-privileged homes to graduate college in four years free of debt. The first students are expected to enroll at the College in the fall of 2019, according to the release.

“As a public institution, we are committed to serving talented students from all socioeconomic backgrounds,” said TCNJ President R. Barbara Gitenstein in the release. “This gift will help ensure that anyone who is intellectually capable will have access to a high quality TCNJ education.”

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