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University of Evansville, multiple community partners benefit from $2.2 million in trust gift

Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2024

The University of Evansville (UE) on Wednesday announced the Robert and Patricia Johnson Trust will generously provide over $2.2 million to eight community organizations, including UE.

Community organizations benefiting from the gift include Shriners' Hospitals for Children Foundation, R-Men Varsity Club Scholarship Fund, All Saints Parish Church Maintenance Fund, Indiana Masonic Home Foundation, Inc., The Workingmen's Institute, Johnson United Methodist Church, and Willard Library. Each will receive approximately $275,000 along with the same gift amount to the University of Evansville Scholarship Fund.

The University of Evansville's Scholarship fund will support student scholarships. This gesture reflects the Johnsons' belief in the transformative power of education and their commitment to uplifting future generations.

The remarkable legacy of Robert A. Johnson and Patricia "Pat" Johnson '45, will continue to make profound impact on the community. Robert and Pat Johnson dedicated their lives to service and education. Robert, a steadfast farmer, and Pat, an esteemed educator, embodied values of hard work, service, and a deep commitment to community betterment. Their enduring dedication continues to inspire countless individuals.

Their legacy serves as a beacon of inspiration, reminding us of the profound impact of philanthropy and kindness. Patricia's dedication to education is echoed in the trust's contribution to her alma mater, furthering her life's work of shaping students' lives.

"We extend our deepest and most heartfelt gratitude for the boundless generosity of the Johnson family," said Vice President for University Advancement Abigail Werling. "Their thoughtful generosity will continue to enrich lives and cultivate opportunities for our students and community for years to come."

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