Joseph Wright Taylor (1810-1880) is best known for being the financial catalyst for the founding of Bryn Mawr College. He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, a physician and a member of the Society of Friends (popularly known as Quakers), and originally wanted the college to promote the ideals of the Quaker religion and the advancement of women's education. In 1878 he paid $53,500 for forty acres in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
Leonard Case Jr. (January 27, 1820, Cleveland – January 6, 1880) was a philanthropist who endowed the Case School of Applied Science (later Case Institute of Technology, later merged with Western Reserve University to become Case Western Reserve University). He graduated from Yale University in 1842. Though ill all his life, he was devoted to academic affairs.
Sumitra Charat Ram (17 November 1914 – 8 August 2011) was noted Indian arts patron, impresario and the founder of Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra (SBKK) established in 1952. She played a key role in the revival of performing arts, especially Kathak in the post-independence era, with the establishment of Kathak Kendra.
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