WAM Jan 19-20 Dr. Ellen Waterman
Drs. Jean and Angus Bruneau have donated one million dollars to the School of Music at Memorial University. The funds will enable the school to establish the Bruneau Centre for Excellence in Choral Music.
The Bruneaus have a history of philanthropy at Memorial. Dr. Bruneau established the Faculty of Engineering Department at MUN, founded Fortis Incorporated, and served as CEO and president of Newfoundland Power. He and his wife previously donated a similar amount to the university's engineering school.
Dr. Ellen Waterman is the dean of the School of Music, the recipient of this largesse, and I spoke with her earlier this week. I asked Dr. Waterman how she felt when she heard the Bruneaus wanted to give her a million dollars?