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Mysterious Donor Gives Over $60 Million Dollars to Women-Led Colleges

Maude bless the donor, whoever it is.
 
 
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Mystery donor keeps giving to woman-run colleges:

The mystery college donor has struck again — this time at Binghamton University in New York, whose financial aid office phone started ringing off the hook as word of an anonymous $6 million contribution spread across campus.

Binghamton is the latest of at least a dozen universities to receive donations totaling more than $60 million in recent weeks. The gifts have arrived with the same, highly unusual stipulation: not only must the donor must remain anonymous, but not even the college can know who it is or try to find out.

The recipient colleges seem to have almost nothing in common except this: so far, all are led by women.

Which might make one think there's a woman behind the gifting, maybe someone who's made more money than she could ever spend, someone who believes, like our First Lady, that "communities and countries and ultimately the world are only as strong as the health of their women [and] part of that health includes an outstanding education," and knows that female students tend to benefit from women-run universities. Or maybe it's an informal organization of like-minded women, pooling their resources. I slaver at the thought of a meeting of this secret cabal, which I imagine to be comprised of: Madeleine Albright, Hillary Clinton, Maxine Waters, NinaGarciaFashionDirectorAt ElleMagazine, Whoopi Goldberg, Suze Orman, Diane Keaton, Joan Chen, Jodie Foster, and OPRAH!

Or, it might make people wonder what kind of corrupt man is doing it:

Melissa McEwan writes and edits the blog Shakespeare's Sister .

 
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