Wilmington College receives $16.8 million from alumnus

Wilmington College receives $16.8 million from alumnus

Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio, has announced a $16.8 million estate gift from an alumnus who wished to remain anonymous.

The record-breaking bequest will be used to grow the college's endowment. The donor, who graduated in the 1950s, was a lifelong supporter of the college with a history of giving that initially was modest but grew over the years.

"This member of our alumni community was impressed with the momentum of the college in the twenty-first century and wished to have a significant and lasting impact on the future of the school," said the college's interim president, Erika Goodwin. "This considerable gift will serve to make the college an even more appealing living and learning community for our students."

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