CORAL GABLES, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--University of Miami alumnus Joshua Cohen, BA ’96, and his wife Megan have made a $1 million planned gift that will create The Cohen Family True Gentleman Endowed Scholarship Fund.
“Part of my own positive experience at the University of Miami was becoming a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity, and serving as president of the Interfraternity Council”
The endowed scholarship will be awarded to one female and one male UM student who is a leader in their sorority or fraternity. It will recognize Greek leaders for their leadership, commitment and dedication to the work they do, in addition to their academic pursuits.
"Part of my own positive experience at the University of Miami was becoming a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity, and serving as president of the Interfraternity Council,” Cohen said. “My wife and I feel grateful to be able to give a gift that will have a strong impact on students down the road."
Cohen designated his gift to benefit Greek Life at UM because of the impact it had on him as a student. At the recent Heritage Society Luncheon, Cohen and his wife Megan, a graduate of the University of Iowa, were recognized for their planned giving donation in the name of Megan and Joshua Cohen and Family. The Boston couple has three sons, ages 4, 7 and 9.
“The one million dollar planned gift from Josh Cohen to fund Greek scholarships is transformational in nature,” said Dr. Patricia A. Whitely, UM’s Vice President for Student Affairs. “As a distinguished Greek leader himself, Josh fully understands the importance and impact of the Greek leadership experience. His scholarship support for Greek leaders recognizes the work of our students and ensures that they will be supported with scholarship support in the future. We are most grateful for this incredible gift.”
The family’s planned gift is part of Momentum2: The Breakthrough Campaign for The University of Miami, which has raised more than $1 billion to date for university research, as well as endowed scholarships, faculty chairs and professorships. The Cohen Family endowment is only the second at UM that designates full tuition scholarships for Greeks. The other, established by Dean McCoy, is the William P. McCoy Scholarship.
For the full release, please visit: http://www.miami.edu/momentum2/news_2013_09_03_cohen_gift.html.