Gala raises $350K for Landmark College

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PUTNEY — Landmark College announced it raised more than $350,000 at a fundraising gala last week in New York City, at which late-night television host and comedian Seth Meyers was the featured speaker.

The event, "Champions of Change: Building a Neurodiverse Workforce," also secured a $300,000 pledge for the college's online learning initiative.

The $300,000 pledge by Chuck and Nan Strauch, who have provided lead gifts in the past, will support the continuing development of Landmark College's online learning initiative.

Meyers delighted the audience with his humor and understanding of neurodiversity, while LD Luminary Award recipient John Elder Robison delivered an impassioned and inspiring charge to the 150 guests in attendance.

"Our Champions of Change gala was an enormous success on many levels," college president Peter Eden said in a news release. "The wonderful outcome came not only from the hard work of all those involved in the creation and execution of the event, but also in the unified commitment we all demonstrate for this important college and for the many neurodivergent students needing our support."

The money raised will support a number of priorities, including study abroad, career readiness, student research opportunities, and scholarship support.

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