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Watson Matching Challenge


With great appreciation for what Palm Beach Atlantic University means to the them, the Watson Family has blessed the leadership, students and the entire PBA community with a gift of $2.5 million. Palm Beach Atlantic University is thrilled to use the $2.5 million as a challenge gift, encouraging the community to match the Watson’s generosity with their own gifts, up to $2.5 million.

Palm Beach Atlantic University is deeply grateful for Karl Watson, Sr., for his 21 years in leadership on the University’s Board of Trustees and his service since 2018 as Trustee Emeritus; and for Karl Watson, Jr., for his current leadership on the University’s Board of Trustees. Their stellar service, generous spirit and great desire to raise up a generation of Christ-first leaders will forever be remembered at Palm Beach Atlantic.


Your matching gift will support two important areas :

  • Endowed student scholarships

  • Faculty endowment for research and continued training



Student, Alumni & Faculty Testimonies





“A donation of this magnitude from a family that has been a cornerstone of our university’s leadership, growth and success for 30 years has a profound impact on the school’s future." -PBA President Dr. Debra A. Schwinn



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