College of the Holy Cross alumnus Cornelius “Neil” B. Prior, Jr. is giving the school the single largest gift in its history: $25 million for a new performance facility that he hopes will inject more fun and joy into students’ education.
“I started to think about what I could leave behind,” said Mr. Prior, who graduated in 1956 and is 79 years old. He decided, he said, to “put it in something that was fun for me and for you.”