On Monday, Philadelphia University in East Falls began constructing a $25 million campus center. This project will be partially funded by the largest donation in school history, provided by Maurice Kanbar, a prolific inventor and founder of the company that makes Skyy Vodka.
72,000 sq. ft. of space are planned, encompassing a 200-seat multi-use room, a store, student life offices, and eating facilities. Philadelphia University - formerly Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science - has 3,100 part and full-time students and was founded in 1884.