Colin Powell Donates $1 Million to City College of New York

Former Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell made a $1 million donation to the City College of New York to fund the Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies. Powell is a 1958 graduate of City College. Earlier, Powell had made a $350,000 donation to the college to establish a scholarship program in honor of his parents.

In addition to the gift, General Powell also announced the names of the 20-member advisory committee for the Powell Center. Included on the board are James Baker III, Tom Brokaw, Vernon Jordan, Barbara Walters, Vartan Gregorian, and Henry Kissinger.