By Susan DeFord
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, December 21, 2006; Page HO03
Howard Community College President Mary Ellen Duncan recently asked two of the college's longtime benefactors, Patrick and Jill McCuan, to donate as much as half a million dollars as part of the college's private fundraising campaign.
The McCuans thought it over, consulting with board members of their family trust, and then decided to donate more than double Duncan's request. At $1.2 million, it is the Columbia college's largest cash gift."