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June 24, 2021

Dear members of the Tufts University community,

I am excited to announce that Jack Derby, a Tufts professor of the practice and former director of the Tufts Entrepreneurship Center, and his wife, Jan, have made a $10 million gift that establishes the Derby Entrepreneurship Center at Tufts.

The Derby Entrepreneurship Center will be housed in Joyce Cummings Center, a multidisciplinary academic building now in the final phase of construction on the Medford/Somerville campus. Their gift will also support the building and will be recognized with the naming of the Jack and Jan Derby Lobby.

I am deeply grateful to Jack and Jan for their extraordinary demonstration of support for entrepreneurship programs at Tufts and for Joyce Cummings Center, an exciting new gateway to the university. I invite you to learn more on Tufts Now.

Best wishes,

Tony Monaco