Published: Summer 2000 in Giving

Two for $500,000

Westmont has received two $500,000 pledges to support college priorities.

The Nagler Family Foundation of Reno, Nev., pledged $500,000 toward a new building for the sciences, completing a match for a $1 million challenge grant from the Mericos Foundation of South Pasadena made last July.

The science building will house the mathematics, physics, computer science and psychology departments and provide critically needed classroom and office space. Along with a planned new art center, this facility is part of Westmont’s long-range plan.

The two proposed buildings appear on Westmont’s existing master plan, approved in 1976.

“We are delighted to be able to complete this grant for the sciences building,“ said Rich Nagler, trustee of the foundation. “We are proud to be a part of Westmont and happy to contribute to the plan to finish the campus.”

Nagler is vice president western region for Advance Paradigm. He and his wife, Janice, serve on the Westmont Parents Council. Their son, Kevin, is a senior.

The second donor wishes to remain anonymous.

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