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Wegman makes $8 million donation to St. John Fisher

Robert Wegman, chairman of Wegmans Food Markets Inc., has given $8 million to St. John Fisher College. The largest donation in the school’s history will be used to fund a nursing school.

Wegman makes $8 million donation to St. John Fisher

Robert Wegman, chairman of Wegmans Food Markets Inc., has given $8 million to St. John Fisher College. The largest donation in the school’s history will be used to fund a nursing school.
The Wegmans School of Nursing will have its own new building, with a dean, department chairmen and faculty.
St. John Fisher has had a nursing department for 16 years and offers several degree programs in the field. From 2003 to 2005, applications for the undergraduate nursing program more than doubled and enrollment increased by 66 percent.
“I am very pleased that St. John Fisher College has chosen to use this gift for the creation of a school of nursing,” Wegman said in a press statement. “I am concerned about the future of health care, particularly the cost, and believe that addressing the nursing shortage is an important goal.
“I also see this as an investment in our community, since many St. John Fisher College students stay in the Rochester area after graduating.”
Last January, Wegman gave $5 million for a pharmacy school at the college. The school is expected to open in fall 2006 with a class of 50 students.

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