Colleges: A $25 Million Gift

The trustees of Colorado Woman's College could have been pardoned a worried frown a fortnight ago when Denver Millionaire Temple Hoyne Buell went to dinner at Manhattan's Caravelle restaurant with Columbia University President Grayson Kirk, a smooth fund raiser currently rounding up $200 million from the likes of Alumnus Buell. Instead, the Colorado trustees smiled knowingly and two days later announced that Buell and his wife Virginia had given the college $25 million, plus broad hints of more to come.

Neither Buell (rhymes with duel) nor his wife had close ties with Colorado Woman's until 1959, when they struck up...

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