College Receives Generous Gift From Brothers of the Christian Schools District of Eastern North America

DENA donates nearly $800,000 to financially support students and professional development for faculty and staff.

The Brothers of the Christian Schools, District of Eastern North America (DENA) will contribute $789,554 to Manhattan College. The donation will benefit both the College’s Christian Brothers Scholarships, which provide scholarships to economically disadvantaged students, and the Brother Thomas J. Scanlan, FSC, Endowment for Lasallian Heritage to further support and fund professional development and activities for faculty and staff.

The DENA gift is a direct result of two residential properties owned by the Christian Brothers recently sold on Tibbett Avenue in Riverdale. The Brothers’ District administration has decided to donate half of the proceeds to Manhattan College.

“The College is grateful for the generous gift, which will contribute significantly to our core mission as a Lasallian college, providing direct assistance to students in need and strengthening faculty and staff development programs,” said Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D., president of Manhattan College.