Dennis Brown | February 7, 2017
The late Allan J. Riley and his wife, Radwan, have made a multi-million-dollar gift to the University of Notre Dame in support of need- and merit-based scholarships for undergraduate, graduate and professional students. The gift is the largest directed toward financial aid in Notre Dame’s history.
“We mourned two years ago today the passing of a true Notre Dame man in Allan Riley, and now today we celebrate with Radwan this extraordinary gift for which he and she will be remembered in perpetuity at his alma mater,” said Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., University president. “We cannot thank them enough for a gift that will make a true difference in the lives of young people seeking an education of the heart and the mind at Our Lady’s University.”
Thomas G. Burish, the Charles and Jill Fischer Provost of Notre Dame, added: “The Rileys have been generous supporters for many years, particularly in the arts. I am deeply appreciative of this transformative gift in support of our highest institutional priority, financial aid for deserving students.”
The gift made through Mr. Riley’s estate will be used to support two distinct scholarships.