TRIO Alumnus Announces $1 Million Gift at COE's Annual Conference in NYC

September 24, 2018

Barry Cosgrove, TRIO Student Support Services Alumnus from Marquette University, and current CEO of Blackmore Escrow Inc. announced on Saturday, September 15, 2018, a planned gift of $1 million to help COE further its work in expanding resources for first-generation, low-income students, and students with disabilities.

Mr. Cosgrove is an American business executive, attorney and charitable director who, for the past twenty five years, has successfully founded and led public and private enterprises. Mr. Cosgrove is an original founder of DaVita, now the largest independent provider of kidney care in the United States. Barry is just one example of the thousands of TRIO alumni who are now leaders, and change makers in our society and who continue to lead by example in giving support to the communities from which they came from. The Council thanks Barry for his work and his continued support for TRIO programs and students.