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Monday, June 9, 2008
The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom

UNIVERSITY DONATIONS
Alum leaves $5.2 million to LSA

Gift to be used for
graduate fellowships
By CHARLES GREGG-GEIST
Daily News Editor
When LSA alum Mildred Sum-
mer died at age too last year, she
left a few clues of her dedication to

the University. On a bedside table in
her nursing home she kept her Uni-
versity diploma and the invitation
to her graduation.
And in her will, she left a $5.2
million gift to the University's Col-
lege of Literature, Sciernce and the
Arts to fund fellowships for LSA
graduate students.
Maryanne George, spokeswom-

an for LSA Development, Market- participated in the Italian club.
log and Communications, said She graduated with a bachelor's
Sommer's donation was "the bulk degree in 1928.
of her estate." She said Sommer Sommer returned to her par-
made sporadic gifts to the Univer- ents' home in Cleveland Heights,
sity throughout her life, but none of Ohio after graduating, enrolled at
them exceeded $500. then-Western Reserve University
During her time at the Uni- and received a master's degree in
versity, Sommer was a mem- library science in 1936. She worked
ber of Kappa Delta sorority and See DONATION, Page 8

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