CSX Corp. Chairman Michael Ward and Edward Waters College President Nat Glover plan to announce a $1 million challenge grant Wednesday from the Michael and Kim Ward Foundation for infrastructure improvements at the college campus.
The challenge will match $1 for every $2 raised by Edward Waters College, a 145-year-old historically black college, between now and the summer so that the repairs can be completed before the 2012 academic year.
A media advisory from the college Monday states that the $3 million is planned to improve nearly every building on campus, including the student union, labs, dorms, the gym, classrooms, the chapel and the administration building.
The advisory said other renovations have set the stage, including the $200,000 remodeling of the Polly Brooks house, which is the center for academic advising and support and for freshman programming.
The announcement is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Milne Auditorium. In addition to Ward and Glover, the advisory said others attending the event will include Ron Townsend, former chair of the JEA, and the college’s board of trustees.