Kanbar ’52, inventor and entrepreneur, contributed $21 million to capital campaign: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Maurice Kanbar ’52, entrepreneur and inventor, is Philadelphia University’s biggest benefactor, giving $21 million to help the University reach 150 percent of its five-year capital campaign, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported July 27. Kanbar, the inventor of Skyy vodka, has 40 patents and is still innovating. “He bumps into life, and says: ‘That’s a problem. I should solve that,'” President Stephen Spinelli said.  “It’s a lesson the university drills students on.”

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