We are pleased to announce a new $1 million gift to the William Paterson University Foundation from alumni Christos and Tami Cotsakos.  These longtime benefactors of William Paterson University have donated private equity stock from their newest entrepreneurial venture, Mutasian Entertainment. This gift will be used to support the College of Education and we congratulate Dean Candace Burns and the faculty of the College.

Christos, who graduated in 1973, and Tami, a 1971 graduate, have been significant supporters of William Paterson for more than a decade.  Their generosity has benefitted the University’s Cotsakos College of Business, which is named in honor of Dr. Cotsakos, as well as the Cotsakos Family Scholarship and the Tami Cotsakos Music Scholarship. This gift is dedicated to the College of Education as it emanates from a new venture of the Cotsakos family dedicated to children’s creative educational entertainment.

Mutasian Entertainment develops creative educational entertainment for children ages thirteen and under. The Mutasia Educational Advisory Board is comprised of a select group of National State Teachers of the Year that advises Mutasian Entertainment on educational content development. Mutasia’s branded collection of original multimedia content includes video, books, web games, mobile applications, music, merchandise, and an interactive website.

We are tremendously grateful for the Cotsakos family’s continued generosity in support of William Paterson University, and for this new gift, which will support the College of Education. 


Kathleen Waldron

Pamela Ferguson
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

William Paterson University
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