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Union County College alumnus donates nearly $2.7 million to the College’s Foundation

Union County College alumnus donates nearly $2.7 million to the College’s Foundation

CRANFORD – Union County College President Margaret M. McMenamin is proud to announce that Union County College alumnus, Bruce Weidenburner, left the bulk of his estate, valued at nearly $2.7 million, to the Union County College Foundation. This generous donation from Mr. Weidenburner is the single largest individual gift made to the Union County College Foundation in its history. Mr. Weidenburner, son of former United States Attorney and New Jersey Superior Court Judge Chester Weidenburner and his wife Emily, established this planned gift. Both of Mr. Weidenburner’s parents were members of the inaugural graduating class of Union County College, formally known as Union County Junior College.

Prior to his death, Mr. Weidenburner established this endowed scholarship with the Union County College Foundation in his parents’ name. As a lifelong resident of Linden, Mr. Weidenburner developed his family’s scholarship to help Linden High School graduates receive a college degree. Thanks to his commitment and support of the College’s mission, Mr. Weidenburner’s generosity will have a transformative impact on students’ lives for generations to come.

“We are so appreciative that Mr. Weidenburner thought of our students in his estate. When we look back at his gift, I hope we will see how an individual’s generosity impacts thousands of lives. This generational donation will leave a positive mark on our community for years to come,” stated Union County College President Margaret M. McMenamin. “The Weidenburner legacy in New Jersey will continue through those who benefit from his scholarship.”

For more information about how you can donate to the Union County College Foundation and give the gift of an education, contact Union County College Foundation Executive Director Doug Rouse at (908) 709-7113 or douglas.rouse@ucc.edu.