$75 Million to Westmont
Last night I received an email from Westmont College informing friends and supporters of a surprise, $75 million dollar gift to the school from an anonymous donor. Before I wrote about this I verified it with other Westmont staff I know. It is a fact. But what amazes me is the anonymity of that large a gift. The donor just wants it to be known that he is a supporter of the school. Wow! That kind of gift could have all sorts of naming privileges and legacy connotations. But being that it's anonymous, it could come from anyone.
Just to let you all know, our check-book is curiously low these days, we did not buy a second new car, and we support Westmont College (it could be us....).