Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Putting His Money Where His Heart Is

We read stories about the thousands and even millions of dollars boosters gives to schools, often at least partially movitaved by the perks and influence that come along with the gifts.

Here's a story, though, of a man who ponied up some big bucks to help his school with no realistic expectation of receiving perks or gaining influence. William Graham, an alum of Bucknell, gave the school $5.6 million in 2002 to restart the wrestling program it had shut down. His gift also went toward helping the women's crew team and putting artificial turf on the field hockey field.

No Final Four tickets to be had there.

Click here to read more about Graham's give in the USA Today story, "Bucknell makes most of multi-million dollar pledge.

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