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Statement on $66 Million Gift to MCG Foundation

Atlanta — April 29, 2013

ATLANTA – The Medical College of Georgia Foundation is the recipient of a $66 million gift from the estate and foundation of the late Dr. J. Harold Harrison. The gift from the estate and private foundation of the MCG alumnus and foundation board member was announced on April 27.

As reported by the MCG Foundation, the gift will support student scholarships and endowed faculty chairs at the Medical College of Georgia, part of Georgia Regents University.

Board of Regents Chairman “Dink” NeSmith said, “As we seek to create a more educated and a more healthy Georgia, a major gift such as this will have a transformative effect upon our ability to serve our students and the state. We are deeply indebted to the Harrison family for their generosity.”

University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby said, “This is a remarkable gift from a dedicated individual. Dr. Harrison gave of his time, talent and resources to his alma mater. On behalf of the University System of Georgia, we are deeply appreciative of this record gift. I am confident that the institution will develop and use the funds wisely and well to benefit students and the faculty who educate and train them in the health sciences.”

“Dr. Harrison has invested in the future of this medical school. He has invested in our students and in our faculty. His gift will transform not just our university and our medical school, but Georgia and the nation,” said GRU President Ricardo Azziz.

The text of the news release issued by the MCG Foundation can be viewed at:

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