The Fritz B. Burns Foundation of Burbank, Calif., has contributed $50,000 to Brigham Young University's department of electronics engineering technology.
The grant will be placed in a perpetual endowment fund established by the foundation in 1988 for the purchase of equipment for student work stations.The gift, presented to BYU by Joseph E. Rawlinson, foundation president, brings the total of the endowment to $100,000. The Burns organization also has set up a $100,000 scholarship endowment fund for department students.
"In a program as young as ours, we do not have an established alumni base from which we can seek financial support at this level," said C. Glayd Mather, director of the Burns endowment for the BYU program. "Therefore, these gifts are enormously valuable in the enhancement and development of our program."