A Brown University alumnus and manager of one of the largest private equity firms in the world has donated $25 million to Brown, which will use it to establish an economics research center and hire more faculty.

Orlando Bravo, managing partner of Thoma Bravo, which buys and develops technology companies, said Brown opened up new worlds to him and encouraged his passion for social justice. Bravo, 48, is married with three children and lives in the San Francisco Bay area. He graduated in 1992.

Bravo grew up in Puerto Rico, the son of a successful shipping magnate. He and his brother attended Brown, and he was the first person in his family to go to college outside of Puerto Rico.

β€œBrown gave me not only the foundation but the confidence to pursue what has been an exciting career for me,” he said.

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