Marquette Snags $51 Mil Gift

By NewsDude ,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2007 3:00 PM CDT
Marquette University Alumni Memorial Union   ((c) scottfeldstein)
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(Newser) – Raymond and Kathryn Eckstein donated $51 million to build Marquette University a new law school.  The gift is the single largest gift to a Wisconsin educational institution, topping the $50 million John Morgridge and his wife gave to the University of Wisconsin.

The Ecksteins met at Marquette where Mr Eckstein got a bachelor's and a law degree and Mrs. Eckstein got a bachelor's degree in speech.  He returned to his home town of Cassville, WI where he started a very successful barge business.