Tulane gets $14.5 million gift to create Center for Social Innovation

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Tulane University announced plans Monday to create a new center focusing on social innovation and entrepreneurship, using a nearly $15 million gift from the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation.

The $14.5 million donation from Phyllis Taylor, the foundation’s chairwoman and a member of Tulane’s board, will go toward establishing the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking. Faculty, students and researchers from a variety of disciplines will work together at the center to tackle problems facing society in areas like the environment, education and health care. Read more at The Advocate.