Hampden-Sydney College has received a gift of $30 million from Mr. Stanley F. Pauley via The Pauley Family Foundation. This transformational gift, the largest in the College’s history, will support the construction of a new, state-of-the-art science facility, which will be named the Pauley Science Center.
Mr. Pauley is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Carpenter Co., a large producer of polyurethane materials. Carpenter Co. was founded by E. Rhodes Carpenter, a member of the Hampden-Sydney College class of 1929. Through The Pauley Family Foundation, Mr. Pauley has been a generous benefactor of many important educational and arts institutions, and he is a former member of the Hampden-Sydney board of trustees.
“I believe Hampden-Sydney offers young men an education of extraordinary value,” Mr. Pauley said. “I am not a graduate of Hampden-Sydney, but I am inspired by the College’s unwavering 244-year commitment to scientific literacy and preparing its graduates for career success, advancing scientific progress, and contributing to our society’s well-being. I am thrilled to invest in an institution that is making a real difference, a college that represents the best of American higher education.”
The Pauley Science Center will be among the most ambitious construction projects in the College’s history. The vision for the facility includes state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, equipment, and interactive spaces to support first-class science teaching, research, and scholarly activity.
“Thanks to Mr. Pauley’s remarkable generosity, the Pauley Science Center will strengthen Hampden-Sydney’s ability to offer students one of the best undergraduate science programs in the country,” said President Larry Stimpert. “The impact Mr. Pauley’s gift will have on our students cannot be overstated, as every Hampden-Sydney student must develop a strong scientific foundation, regardless of his major. At the same time, the Pauley Science Center will even better prepare our science students to be highly successful—competitive for the best job opportunities and the finest medical, engineering, and other graduate programs.”