Holy Cross Receives $3 Million Gift, Creates J.D. Power Center

NEC Member College of the Holy Cross has received a gift of $3 million from alumnus Dave Power to support its experiential learning program, which will be named the ‘J.D. Power Center for Liberal Arts in the World.’

Power’s family started the Kenrose Kitchen Table Foundation with the proceeds from the sale of J.D. Power to McGraw-Hill in 2005 and has donated to Holy Cross in the past. This donation to Holy Cross is the biggest gift so far from the foundation. The donation stems from Power’s experience of growing up in a family of modest means and living at home while attending classes to save money.

“My dad was strapped, from his limited salary [as a teacher], and wanted to make sure that we all got to college,” Power said. “Being a day hop, as they called it, I spent a lot more time going to and from school for classes.” His daughter Susan Curtin also commented, “We’ve tried to help and honor other local students in the area that might have been in the same situation our family was in.”

The New England Council commends Holy Cross alumnus Power’s decision to give back to his alma mater and wishes the best to College of the Holy Cross and its new J.D. Power Center. Read more on Holy Cross’ Website or in The Boston Globe.

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