Kansas graduate gives $1 million for LGBTQ students

Chad Leat, a University of Kansas alumnus from Tonganoxie. Photo by Mike Yoder.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas will use a $1 million gift to provide scholarships to LGBTQ students.

The university announced Thursday that 60-year-old Chad Leat donated the gift to his alma mater. Leat, of New York City, is retired vice chairman of global banking at Citigroup.

Leat, a native of Tonganoxie, had already established a scholarship fund through the KU Endowment in 2006, with a goal of promoting a multicultural, inclusive environment at the university.

The university says the new scholarship is one of the largest gifts in support of LGBTQ's students in the school's history.

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The Gayly. March 9, 2018. 10:35 a.m. CST.