West Catholic Preparatory High School announced Wednesday that it had received a $5 million gift.
Leonard Mazur, a member of the West Philadelphia school's board and a 1963 alumnus of what was then West Philadelphia Catholic High School for Boys, donated the funds with his wife, Helen, to support the school's leadership and mission in the community it serves.
The gift is intended to connect with a strategic plan being developed by the board that will largely focus on the school's academics and students, the school said in the announcement.
A native of Southwest Philadelphia, Mazur is the CEO of Citius Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company based in Maynard, Mass.
He obtained his M.B.A. and bachelor's degree from Temple University.
Mazur also chairs the board of trustees at Manor College in Jenkintown.
West Catholic, which enrolls 365 students, is one of the 17 archdiocesan high schools in the five-county Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Tuition for the school at 4501 Chestnut St. this academic year is $6,800 for Catholics and $7,800 for non-Catholic students.
The 17 high schools are managed for the archdiocese by the nonprofit Faith in the Future Foundation.