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KGI Receives Impactful $2 Million Gift

Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) announced today that it has received a $2 million unrestricted gift from an anonymous donor.

“We wholeheartedly thank our donor for this gift to KGI,” said KGI President Sheldon Schuster. “The $2 million will be truly transformational to the advancement of our current and future programs.”

In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, KGI has seen increased enrollment in fall 2020 due to its innovative degree and certificate offerings, along with industry and networking connections—hallmarks of a KGI education.

In the last five years, KGI has added six new programs and grown its student body to more than 600 students. These new programs include:

In addition, KGI announced plans for a School of Medicine, along with two new programs set to enroll in fall 2022: Occupational Therapy Doctorate, and Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.

“I have confidence in KGI’s development of leaders and innovators, and I am particularly enthusiastic about KGI’s work in genetics and genomic healthcare education,” said the anonymous donor.

In recent years, KGI has grown its footprint in the city of Claremont by opening offices in the busy Claremont Village. The KGI Café debuted in 2017, and KGI’s first-ever housing complex, the Oasis KGI Commons, concluded KGI’s shift to a residential campus when it opened last year.

KGI represents The Claremont Colleges’ first entry into graduate-level, application-based scientific research and education, and remains the only graduate institute in the country with this sole focus.

“KGI was founded on an innovative approach to graduate education,” President Schuster said. “The $2 million gift will enable us to continue to serve our students and meet the needs of industry.”