ARIZONA – A US$50 million donation to Arizona State University will rename the nursing college and support research into dementia.
Charlene and J. Orin Edson will donate US$25 million to ASU’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation and US$25 million to the Biodesign Institute, the university announced.
The gift, one of the biggest in the university’s history, will fund research and education on dementia causes and care.
The nursing college will become the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation. A new center will be dubbed the Grace Center for Innovation in Nursing Education, named for Charlene’s mother, who was a nurse.