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New name, big gift for health sciences center

The new health sciences center taking shape in downtown Evansville has a new name, thanks to a gift from a pair of Evansville natives.

The announcement was made Friday that the facility will now be called the Stone Family Center for Health Sciences, thanks to a $15 million dollar gift from Bill and Mary Stone.

The health sciences center is a collaboration of the University of Evansville, the University of Southern Indiana and Indiana University. The grand opening is set for August.

In a news release, officials noted that the gift will be used to support the respective health sciences programs of the three partner institutions.

Bill and Mary Stone are graduates of Memorial High School in Evansville. Bill Stone founded SS&C Technologies, which has a large operation in Evansville and more than 22,000 employees worldwide.

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