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The Glen Taylor Institute for Family & Society

In 2008, Glen '62 and Becky Taylor pledged $7 million to Minnesota State University, Mankato's School of Nursing to be used to establish the Glen Taylor Nursing Institute for Family and Society, create an endowed faculty chair and provide doctoral fellowships in nursing. "Nurses have always played a critical role in the health-care system, and in the future they will be more important than ever to the well-being of families," said Glen and Becky Taylor. "We know that the new endowed chair, the Nursing Institute and the doctoral fellowships at Minnesota State Mankato will create models that will help nurses better serve all families." The generous gift from the Taylors was one of several that they have made to Minnesota State University, Mankato; their support also helped fund the Taylor Center, food science laboratories and scholarships for students displaced by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Taylor is the chairman of Mankato-based Taylor Corporation.