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John Martinson, a venture capitalist donor to the Purdue's Honors College
The John Martinson Honors College at Purdue University is named in honor of alumnus John Martinson, who gave $25 million to support interdisciplinary learning at Purdue University. (Purdue University photo)

Venture Capitalist Martinson Gives $25 Million to Purdue’s Honors College

The Purdue Board of Trustees approved naming the Honors College for alumnus John Martinson in recognition of a $25 million gift.

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Lilly Endowment Inc. has approved grants totaling $100 million to Purdue Research Foundation to support two major Purdue University initiatives, including $50 million each to support the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business and Purdue Computes. Together, these commitments represent the largest gift in the university’s history.