Northeastern’s Roux Institute, an innovation hub devoted to deepening and expanding the digital economy of Maine, has received a $100 million gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation.
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A $100 million gift from David and Barbara Roux is launching a graduate education and research campus in Portland, Maine. The institute is designed to educate generations of talent for the digital and life sciences sectors, and help drive sustained economic growth.
A special thank you to all of our alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends. Your enthusiasm and energy make even our most ambitious dreams possible for Northeastern every day, and Giving Day 2019 was no exception. You helped bring in 14,119 gifts, which are sure to have a lasting effect on this university.
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