Boston U. to Name $4,400,000 Building for Jewish Philanthropist

Boston University announced today that its $4,400,000 University Union building will be named in honor of George Sherman, trustee and Boston philanthropist, who contributed a sum for the building constituting “one of the largest private benefactions” in the university’s history.

The new building will include a 2,000-place dining room, a 250-seat auditorium, a bookstore, a faculty dining room, the president’s dining room, music and browsing rooms, the Boston University News office and other facilities. The size of the gift was not disclosed.

Other Sherman benefactions include a student center at Brandeis University; the Beatrice G. and George Sherman Fund, George Sherman Auditorium and expanded psychiatric facilities at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston; the solarium at the Jewish Memorial Hospital in Roxbury and the Recuperative Center in Roslindale and X-ray and technical units at the Hebrew Home for the Aged in Dorchester.

Mr. Sherman is a trustee of the Jewish Memorial Hospital, the Hebrew Home for the Aged and the Associated Jewish Philanthropies of Boston. A fellow of Brandeis University, he is also an honorary trustee of Beth Iseael Hospital. In 1951, he received the Award of Merit of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies in recognition of 30 years of “outstanding humanitarian service.”

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