Harvard Gets $100M From Rockefeller

Gift will fund study-abroad and arts programs
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2008 3:02 PM CDT
Annette de la Renta and David Rockefeller enter St. Thomas Episcopal Church for the funeral services for Brooke Astor.   (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)
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(Newser) – Harvard fund managers rejoice! The university will get to stock its coffers, already $35 billion strong, with a $100 million gift from David Rockefeller, the largest ever by an alumnus, the New York Times reports. The money will be used to expand the university's arts program and help more students study abroad. “I was a student, class of 1936," said the billionaire banker. "My experiences there shaped who I am.”