Kennesaw State receives $500,000 donation for its School of Music

From left,  Kennesaw State University School of Music director Stephen Plate, Katherine Scott, and College of the Arts Dean Patty Poulter. PHOTO CREDIT: KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY

Kennesaw State University officials announced Thursday it has received a $500,000 donation for its School of Music.

The contribution by Buckhead resident Katherine Scott will be used for the School of Music’s programs, upkeep of the 3,600-square-foot rehearsal space in the Center and help to maintain the school’s 47 Steinway pianos.

The university renamed its rehearsal hall after Scott. She is the widow of Charles “Red” Scott, the former president and chief executive officer of The Actava Group (Fuqua Industries).

Scott said she’s had a deep love of music since her childhood.

“My husband started with nothing, worked very hard and became a success,” Scott said in a statement. “He always said how much better it is to give than to receive. But I have the best of both worlds, because now I get to give this to you – and to receive so much more from you in return.”

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