Louise Phanstiel

October 1, 2010 - 4:16pm
Howard and Louise Phanstiel's donation is the second largest ever in school history.

After generating a campus buzz that culminated in a Friday afternoon party for 1,000 on the Quad, Syracuse University announced a $20 million donation that will create academic scholarhips for  middle class students.

The gift from SU alummus and trustee Howard Phanstiel and his wife, Louise, is the second largest donation the university has ever received from an individual, said Vice President of External Affairs Tom Walsh.

The scholarship, beginning in fall 2011, is open to all middle class students who engage in the community and demonstrate leadership.