Northwestern University received a gift exceeding $100 million from alumna Roberta Buffet Elliott.
The president of the university, Morton Schapiro, announced the single gift as the largest in the university’s history.
The gift will be used to create the Roberta Buffet Institute for Global Studies, which will follow a multidisciplinary and problem-solving approach to advancing important global issues. Schapiro hopes the Buffet Institute will take the impact of the university’s global programs to a whole new level.
Since receiving her degree from Northwestern in 1954, Elliot has been a major supporter of international studies for the university.
She was recognized for her generous gift to the university in January, while standing alongside her brother, Warren Buffet, the well-known financial investor.