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September 06, 2017
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No Kids, Big Bequests

Jeff Smith

Agnese Nelms Haury gave $50 million to the University of Arizona, where her husband taught.

When Northern State University received a $12.5 million donation from a late alumna, Millicent Atkins, it came as a big surprise, said Todd Jordre, who leads the university’s foundation.

Although officials at the South Dakota institution knew Ms...

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