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Author Topic: 25 million to College of Engineering from ??  (Read 6346 times)

MilTown

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25 million to College of Engineering from ??
« on: December 21, 2006, 10:23:24 AM »
And total lifetime donations of 50 million from this person. Anyone have an idea who this is from?

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Re: 25 million to College of Engineering from ??
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2006, 03:25:52 PM »
Texas Instruments founder is my guess.
But I like to throw handfuls...

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Re: 25 million to College of Engineering from ??
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2006, 04:51:33 PM »
Am I thinking of a different founder?  Haggerty died in 1980.  Not that his family couldn't still be giving, but seems like they'd have other priorities.
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Re: 25 million to College of Engineering from ??
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2006, 10:32:32 PM »
Wayne Sanders?  or was he the paper guy?

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Re: 25 million to College of Engineering from ??
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2006, 01:06:50 PM »
Yeah, I kinda thought about the Texas Instruments founder. Maybe it was the crazy guy with the question marks on his suit and those sweet "government wants to give you money" books.

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Re: 25 million to College of Engineering from ??
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2007, 05:16:29 PM »
I heard that it was Greenheck from Greenheck Fans:  www.greenheck.com
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Re: 25 million to College of Engineering from ??
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2007, 02:09:44 PM »
Yeah, I kinda thought about the Texas Instruments founder. Maybe it was the crazy guy with the question marks on his suit and those sweet "government wants to give you money" books.

Matthew Lesko, I've actually him around town (DC) a couple times.  His car has question marks all over it too.

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Re: 25 million to College of Engineering from ??
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2007, 03:31:14 AM »
I dont care who it's from, I'm just glad we're getting a new building...olin/haggerty is functional but something more state of the art is definitely nice to see.