Frohring Foundation Makes Inspiring Donation to John Cabot University
President Franco Pavoncello is pleased to announce that the Paul and Maxine Frohring Foundation has donated $950,000 to John Cabot University.
The Frohring Foundation, whose focus is on higher education, conservation, and social outreach, has long been one of JCU’s most generous benefactors. Paula Frohring, daughter of the Foundation’s founders, is a beloved JCU Trustee.
JCU President Franco Pavoncello sent the following message to Trustee Frohring and her family:
This year John Cabot University has had to deal with unprecedented challenges, and was faced with extremely difficult decisions, first and foremost whether or not to open the University this Fall. It was not easy, but we knew we had to remain true to the resilience, courage and dedication of our founders, first and foremost Paul Frohring. With an enormous community effort we turned a potential disaster into one of the great pages in the history of John Cabot University. You and the Frohring Foundation, with this gift, have given us the most inspiring recognition of our effort, because it comes from those who started the University, and through the decades tended to its wellbeing with careful vigilance, generous support, and loving enthusiasm.
In January of 2020, the Frohring Foundation made a $700,000 donation to JCU. In 2015, the Foundation donated $1 million to the University to provide scholarships to deserving students from developing, non-US and non-EU, countries. Gifts from the Frohring Foundation have also made possible the construction of the Aurelian Wing of the Frohring Library and provided funds for faculty development grants in order to support professors in their research and professional development.
The entire John Cabot University community joins President Pavoncello in thanking Paula Frohring, her family, and the Frohring Foundation for their latest demonstration of generosity. “It is my hope that this marvelous gift may signal the start of a new period of confidence and resurgence for our beloved University, while the world starts moving out of this terrible pandemic,” said President Pavoncello.