Hill Murray receive second largest gift in school history

In a Jan. 18 press release, Hill Murray School on Larpenteur Avenue in Maplewood announced it received a $3.2 million gift from alumni. It’s the second largest gift in school history. 

The money will be used to create The Future Leader Scholarship program, which will begin in the 2019-2020 school year. 

The program focuses on cultivating student leadership. The scholarship will provide 20 incoming ninth -graders with $10,000 a year, according to the release. 

“Providing accessibility to all students is one of our top priorities and this scholarship will give us the opportunity to embrace the larger community and welcome them as Pioneers,” said the release. 

“I grew up on the East Side of St. Paul and my parents sacrificed a lot to send my brother and me to Hill-Murray,” said Hill-Murray President, Jim Hansen ‘73. “Thanks to these generous former East Side alums, we will be able to make Hill-Murray accessible to students around the east metro. This scholarship will be transformational for students and for our entire school community.”

“Without generous donors like these, we would not be able to fulfill our goals of inclusivity and accessibility,” said current board chair, Tim Yocum ‘92. “We are excited to see the impact these future leaders will have on the Hill-Murray community.”

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