Couple donates $9 million to Kennesaw State University

A prominent Georgia couple has donated $9 million to Kennesaw State University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, university officials announced Wednesday.

The gift from Norman Radow, who has served as the university’s Board of Trustees chairman, and his wife, Lindy, is one of the largest gifts ever to Kennesaw State by a single donor.

The couple’s donation includes $2 million to establish the Lindy Radow Humanities and Social Sciences Honors Scholarship Endowment Fund. The scholarship will be matched by funds from the KSU Journey Honors Scholarship to create a Humanities-Honors Scholarship Endowment of $5 million.

KSU officials were particularly excited about the donation because they said it is rare for a public college of Humanities and Social Sciences to receive this level of philanthropy from a single donor. Also, the university’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest college at KSU, offering more than 80 programs of study for about 7,000 of its 41,181 students.

Radow is the founder and chief executive officer of The RADCO Companies, a real estate company with headquarters near Truist Park.

“The generosity of Norman Radow for the University is already well established, and this gift will have a tremendous impact for years to come,” KSU President Pamela Whitten said in a statement. “His dedication to providing life-changing opportunities to students has made Kennesaw State what it is today, and we are thankful for everything he has done and continues to do for the University.”

The Georgia Board of Regents which provides oversight of Kennesaw State and other schools in the state’s public University System, approved the university’s request to name the College of Humanities and Social Sciences after Radow.

Radow said in a statement he hopes the donation will help students “become the future leaders of a changing world.”