Mathewson donates $1 million to UNR College of Business

GamingToday.com is an independent sports news and information service. GamingToday.com has partnerships with some of the top legal and licensed sportsbook companies in the US. When you claim a bonus offer or promotion through a link on this site, Gaming Today may receive referral compensation from the sportsbook company. Although the relationships we have with sportsbook companies may influence the order in which we place companies on the site, all reviews, recommendations, and opinions are wholly our own. They are the recommendations from our authors and contributors who are avid sports fans themselves.

For more information, please read How We Rank Sportsbooks, Privacy Policy, or Contact Us with any concerns you may have.

Gaming Today is licensed and regulated to operate in AZ, CO, CT, IN, LA, MI, NJ, NY, PA, TN, and VA.

Chuck Mathewson’s dedication to growing his business has now, in his retirement years, turned to philanthropy…gift giving to his favorite activity, the encouragement of entrepreneurship at the University of Nevada, Reno.

His most recent donation, actually a $1 million gift he and his wife, Stacie, made through their Charles N. Mathewson Foundation, to establish the Charles N. Mathewson Endowed Professorship in Entrepreneurship, will provide  additional support to expand the Entrepreneurship Program in the University’s College of Business.

“I’m a born entrepreneur,” said Mathewson, who through the 90’s and early 2000’s guided International Game Technology (IGT) as its chairman and CEO to the position of world leadership in gaming machine manufacturing.

Mathewson said he has been an entrepreneur his whole life, failing at his first few attempts.

“If you make a mistake and fail, that’s okay, so long as you don’t make the same one twice. I’m just an entrepreneur at heart,” he was quoted as saying.

This was not the first philanthropic effort by the Mathewsons toward UNR. They previously made donations to the Philip G. Satre Chair in Gaming Studies in the College of Business and they donated $5 million to the construction of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center on the college campus.

They also have contributed to other university divisions, including a $500,000 gift in 2008 to the Knowledge Center.

“I love the University,” Mathewson said. “And, it has an ideal setting to make Reno become a wonderful University town. Entrepreneurial efforts can absolutely play a role in that.”

About the Author

Get connected with us on Social Media

[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]