Two under-construction DMSAS buildings have recently been named, thanks to a generous philanthropic gift and a new naming rights sponsor.
Currently under construction at Vanderbilt University, the 340-bed residential college formerly referred to as Vandy-Barnard Residential College has been renamed the E. Bronson Ingram College in honor of the late E. Bronson Ingram. A Vanderbilt Board of Trust member for nearly 30 years, E. Bronson was the second generation of Ingrams join the Vanderbilt Board, his father O.H. “Hank” Ingram having served from 1952 until 1963. The $20 million gift to rename the building was made by three of E. Bronson’s children, Robin Ingram Patton, John Ingram and Orrin Ingram. You can read more about E. Bronson Ingram and his incredible family, here.
In Texas, the Fort Worth Multi-Purpose Arena being constructed through a public-private-partnership between Event Facilities Fort Worth and the City of Fort Worth, revealed its new naming sponsor agreement during the ground breaking ceremony on April 18th. The 14,000-seat arena will be known as Dickies Arena, after the parties reached naming sponsorship agreement with Fort Worth-based Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Co., the company behind the popular Dickies clothing line. The ground breaking and naming rights reveal came just hours after the NCAA announced that the arena would play host to the first and second rounds of the 2022 March Madness tournament – the first time since 1970 that Fort Worth will host the event. The new Dickies Arena was also named the host of the 2020 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships. Read more about the Dickies Arena groundbreaking and naming rights sponsorship here.