Patricia M. Sovern, who has served as chairman of the board of trustees at the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) since 2010, along with her husband Michael, has endowed $250,000 to the school, enabling it to expand it’s public programs.
This is the largest endowed gift in the college’s history; the largest bequest ever made was a $500,000 donation made by Albert Hadley in 2012.
Patricia M. Sovern and David T. Sprouls
“Public programs offered by the New York School of Interior Design are a key component of the college’s mission and they serve to educate the general public as to the importance of design and how good design improves the quality of our lives,” said David T. Sprouls, president of NYSID. “This gift will make it possible to bring the very best of the design world to NYSID and to expand our programs geographically.”
In addition to supporting NYSID’s outreach programs, the school will offer an annual lecture on design named in the Soverns' honor.
Founded in 1916, the NYSID is a private, not-for-profit college devoted exclusively to interior design education and related disciplines.
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