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Tulsa Foundation Gives Notre Dame $3.5 Million Gift

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Tulsa's William K. Warren Foundation has given the University of Notre Dame a $3.5 million gift. That combines with a previous gift valued at $6.5 million to endow the creation of The Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery and Development in the University's College of Science.

School officials say the center will be a state-of-the-art resource for neurological and central nervous system disorders, infectious disease, cancer and rare diseases.

"The work of the center will improve the lives of people worldwide, which is a central component of Notre Dame's mission as a Catholic research university," said Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. Notre Dame president.

"The Warren family has been enormously generous to Notre Dame over the years, and we are sincerely grateful for this visionary gift."

In a news release, Notre Dame says the center will support the organization of chemical research discoveries to create the Notre Dame Chemical Compound Collection and promote biological evaluation of the products through internal collaborations and external partnerships with the aim of bringing healing therapies to the market.

University of Notre Dame news release

"The William K. Warren Foundation is proud of our long-term association with the University of Notre Dame, and we are delighted and fortunate to support Notre Dame in launching a new chapter in its mission of service by founding The Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery and Development," said John-Kelly C. Warren, president and chief executive officer of the William K. Warren Foundation.

The school says the foundation and Warren family members have made dozens of other gifts to Notre Dame, including support for five endowed professorships in the College of Science and the Departments of Theology and Anthropology, a scholarship endowment, the Warren golf course and the renovation of the student health center, now called Saint Liam Hall.

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