The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

3 April 2004

Bread upon the waters

In 1966, H. Richard Lawson graduated from tiny Oklahoma Christian College with a computer-science degree, going on to Purdue for postgraduate work. Lawson Software set up shop in Minnesota in 1975 in the arcane field of enterprise software, and today has grown to 1700 employees worldwide.

And now Lawson and his wife Pat (OC '67) have bestowed upon a much-grown Oklahoma Christian University a gift of 4 million shares of Lawson common stock, presently worth over $30 million, one of the largest gifts in the school's history. OC won't be going on a buying spree, though; most of the money will be allocated to the school's permanent endowment.

Posted at 10:52 AM to Soonerland

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Richard and Pat are two of the sweetest, most genuine people you'd ever meet. Thanks for the link - and the correct acronym!

Posted by: Dan at 10:41 AM on 7 April 2004