For his transformational gifts to Augusta University, M. Bert Storey has received the university’s highest honor, The President’s Award, presented by Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel, PhD, at the President’s Gala Oct. 22.
The award, presented each year by the university to its friends and supporters, recognizes those who have made a lasting impact on the university and its mission of education, research and care.
The Augusta philanthropist and real estate developer’s support of cancer research and treatment has led to an expanded 170,000-square-foot cancer research facility at the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University. Named the M. Bert Storey Research Building at the Georgia Cancer Center, the upgraded and expanded facility will include a five-story addition to the existing research building and an elevated connector that stretches across the Laney-Walker Boulevard research corridor.
“We could not ask for a greater namesake for cancer research than M. Bert Storey,” said Keel, presenting the award for the first time at Augusta University. “His generous support of cancer research and treatment will have a lasting impact on citizens of the CSRA and beyond.”
Storey was given a glass replica of a torch, a symbol from the Augusta University seal that represents education, research and the power of healing.