Harvard University receives largest-ever gift, $350 million for public health

September 8, 2014 10:16 AM

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Harvard University receives largest-ever gift, $350 million for public health

NEW YORK: Harvard University has received the largest donation in its history, the school announced on Monday: $350 million from the Morningside Foundation to the School of Public Health.

The donation is unrestricted, and will support efforts including increased financial aid for students, loan forgiveness for graduates who work in underserved areas, new classrooms and seed money for pathbreaking research too novel to win support from other funders.

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