Philanthropic 50: Dwight and Martha Schar

The founder of the homebuilding and mortgage giant NVR Development made headlines in 2015 with his gift of $50 million to Inova Health System for a cancer research center on the Inova medical campus in Merrifield, and the Dwight and Martha Schar Cancer Institute is now up and running. This year, Schar philanthropy again focused on George Mason University. Having previously endowed a faculty chair, the Schar family foundation donated $10 million to enlarge the scope of the university’s School of Policy and Government, which now bears the Schar name.

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