Florida Atlantic University students, parents, staff, faculty, alumni, friends and fans should be grateful for the generosity of the GEO Group, as put forth via Chairman George Zoley, and its gift to name the FAU stadium. Grateful not simply due to the size of the gift but for the fact that Mr. Zoley elected to keep this gift at home.
The charitable monies could have been directed toward other organizations. While there was an abundance of media coverage of this noteworthy event, a negative spin and context was begat. Instead of heralding the efforts of a local/regional friend and neighbor who, to employ a sports term made a “great assist” to another civic-minded, community-engaged neighbor in FAU, knee-jerk reactions were directed at the GEO Group and FAU.
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