MILLBURN, NJ - Over the past few decades, the Liu family has been exceptionally generous in their support of Millburn High School.
Now the family is drawing on their connection to help pave the way for the next generation of students. Having sent two boys through the shool system, Peter Liu was on hand Friday to dedicate a plaque bearing the name of his late wife Lydia in the science hallway of Millburn High School.
Liu was also joined by his son Peter Junior at the event.
After Lydia passed away in 2015, Peter has continued to work in support of the school, through financial and volunteer methods. This most recent donation will total in the amount of $50,000, with the money coming from a mix of Lydia's estate and Peter's funds.
When asked about what the donation of the money and plaque means to him, Liu was straightforward and to the point.
"I think it [sets an] example as a parent," Liu said. "Emphasizing children's eduction and also recognizing probably the best school system in the whole of New Jersey."
As part of his involvement in the philanthropic process, Liu's donation went through the Millburn Education Foundation. Foundation Chair Abigail Speltz spoke on behalf of the group in a short statement at the presentation.
"The Liu family has been staunch and consistent advocates for education and for Millburn Schools,"Speltz said. "We are deeply grateful to you and your sons for your commitment to public education in our community."
After unveiling the plaque, Liu and other attendees at the dedication mingled for a brief amount of time before dispersing.