Woman gives $1 million to Burlington College anonymously

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Our small college received it's first million dollar donation in the school's history.
Burlington Free Press

September 14, 2011

Burlington College is getting a $1 million donation — its biggest ever — from a Vermont woman who wants to remain anonymous.

College President Jane O'Meara Sanders says the gift will help finance renovations, aesthetic improvements, academic programs and scholarships.

The college, which moved this summer from its longtime home on a one-acre property in Burlington to a 32-acre lakefront parcel formerly owned by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington, is launching a fundraising campaign aimed at renovations to the property.

Sanders, who has known the woman for decades, says the native Vermonter's gift was made partly in honor of the donor's parents.

Woman gives $1 million to Burlington College anonymously