Big-name schools get the big bucks.
In the latest instance, New Yorker Doug Roby, who died in January at age 56, willed as much as $2 million to Harvard College Library, according to his estate's executor, the Rev. John Patti Boyer. The funds will be used to collect "materials, books, and literature that reflect a positive view of gay life," Boyer said.
Harvard joins the swelling ranks of colleges and universities that have accepted multimillion-dollar endowments from openly gay and lesbian alumni in the past year, including the University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth College, Yale University, and the University of California, Berkeley.
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|Title Annotation:||contributions to universities by gay and lesbian graduates|
|Publication:||The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Jun 5, 2001|
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