Monday, March 17, 2014

Book Lover Leaves Funds for Library

From Philanthropy Today:
An avid reader who gave regularly but modestly to the New York Public Library during her life left the system $6-million in her will, writes The New York Times.
Library President Tony Marx said he was “astounded” by the gift from Lotte Fields, a New Yorker and book lover who died last summer at the age of 89. “But we are deeply honored to pick up her mantle and promote the joy of reading.”
Ms. Fields inherited her wealth from her husband’s relatives, who were in the wool business. Per her wishes, the bequest will be split between the library’s main Stephen A. Schwarzman Building and its branch system.

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