Universities and Leftwing Philanthropy

Leftwing philanthropist Peter B. Lewis recently donated $101 million to Princeton University, where he graduated in 1955.  This was the largest single contribution in the university's history. Lewis has made several other multi—million dollar contributions to Princeton over the years.

Lewis is a billionaire, who made his money as chairman of Progressive Corporation , the nation's third largest auto insurance company.  Although Lewis keeps a low media profile, he was the second largest donor (after George Soros) to leftwing "527" groups during the 2004 campaign. 

As I have written previously, Princeton is fast becoming one of the most leftwing universities in the country.  The generous support of leftwing philanthropists like Peter Lewis means that Princeton will continue down this depressing path —— and there is nothing that conservative alumni (including billionaire Steve Forbes) can do about it.

I continue to believe that the "elite" universities in this country are beyond saving, and that not only conservatives, but all who believe in traditional educational ideals, must re—direct their energies and resources to establishing and supporting alternative educational institutions.

Steven M. Warshawsky  2 20 06

Leftwing philanthropist Peter B. Lewis recently donated $101 million to Princeton University, where he graduated in 1955.  This was the largest single contribution in the university's history. Lewis has made several other multi—million dollar contributions to Princeton over the years.

Lewis is a billionaire, who made his money as chairman of Progressive Corporation , the nation's third largest auto insurance company.  Although Lewis keeps a low media profile, he was the second largest donor (after George Soros) to leftwing "527" groups during the 2004 campaign. 

As I have written previously, Princeton is fast becoming one of the most leftwing universities in the country.  The generous support of leftwing philanthropists like Peter Lewis means that Princeton will continue down this depressing path —— and there is nothing that conservative alumni (including billionaire Steve Forbes) can do about it.

I continue to believe that the "elite" universities in this country are beyond saving, and that not only conservatives, but all who believe in traditional educational ideals, must re—direct their energies and resources to establishing and supporting alternative educational institutions.

Steven M. Warshawsky  2 20 06