Former Secretary of State Pledges $5-Million to City College of N.Y.’s Leadership School

Colin Powell Gives $5-Million for Leadership School 1

Colin Powell, a City College alumnus, credits the New York institution with preparing him to compete against Ivy League graduates.

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Colin Powell, a City College alumnus, credits the New York institution with preparing him to compete against Ivy League graduates.

How much: $5-million pledge

Who got it: City College of New York

Who gave it: Colin Powell, former Secretary of State and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Where the money will go: To the School for Civic and Global Leadership, which is named for him and encompasses all of the college’s social-sciences departments; the gift will support scholarships and travel opportunities for