Pictured from left to right: Southern University System Foundation honorees, Leon E. Valdry ’57, Joseph M. Stewart ’65, and Irving J. Matthews ’70
The Southern University System Foundation (SUSF) honored Southern University alums Irving J. Matthews ’70, Joseph M. Stewart ’65, and Leon E. Valdry ’57, on Friday, May 15, 2015, during a ceremony at the Donald C. Wade House on the campus of Southern University Baton Rouge. Collectively, over the course of the past two years, Matthews, Stewart, and Valdry have made philanthropic contributions to (SUSF) totaling $1.2 million.
The event celebrated the honorees as pillars of leadership and applauded the impact of their personal investments to their alma mater.
On April 24, 2015, James and Betty Brown hosted a donor reception at their home in Pearland, Texas. The reception generated more than $30,000 in philanthropic support for Southern University campuses and departments. James and Betty also presented the Southern University System Foundation with a planned gift, naming the Felton Grandison Clark Endowed Fellowship Fund as its beneficiary.
The Southern University System Foundation recently broke ground to launch the construction of a new urban sport complex located on the Baton Rouge campus. The project will transform the east side of AW Mumford Stadium into JaguarPARK, an attractive addition to the campus that will enhance the SU soccer and football practice fields. JaguarPARK will boast a lighted NCAA regulation soccer game field and football practice field, a soccer field-house, and coaching observation tower, along with javelin and discus runways. The two-phase project is being paid for by private donations, Southern University System Foundation executive director Alfred E. Harrell III, said. (more…)