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Accel, Silver Lake Executives Donate $35 Million to Brown

Silver Lake Partners Director Charles Giancarlo
Silver Lake Partners Managing Director Charles Giancarlo, is making a donation to Brown University for its engineering school. Photographer: Ryan Anson/Bloomberg

April 10 (Bloomberg) -- Technology investors Theresia Gouw and Charles Giancarlo are giving $35 million to Brown University to help fund a building for its engineering school.

The engineering school is also receiving $9 million from donors who wish to remain anonymous, the Providence, Rhode Island-based Ivy League university said today. Gouw and Giancarlo received engineering degrees from Brown, according to a statement.

Gouw is a managing partner at Accel Partners, where she focuses primarily on Internet and software investments, and Giancarlo is managing director of Silver Lake Partners, a technology-focused private-equity firm, according to the statement. Giancarlo is making the donation with his wife Dianne.

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