NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It was a record year for donations at several colleges and universities on Long Island.
Five schools on Long Island received donations that either matched or exceeded their largest gifts ever, according to Newsday.READ MORE: SEE IT: Mayor Adams, NYPD Commissioner Sewell On Killing Of NYPD Officer In Harlem: 'An Attack On The City Of New York'
A gift of $150 million from a former hedge fund manager’s foundation was given to Stony Brook University. The donation from Jim Simons and his alumna wife Marilyn was the largest gift to a Long Island college or university in 2012.
Pharmaceutical executive Maurice Deane gave Hofstra University its largest-ever gift with a donation of $20 million.READ MORE: NYPD Officer Killed In Harlem Shooting, Another Fighting For His Life
Adelphi University alum and financial executive Robert Willumstad made a $9.5 million donation to his alma mater. That matched the school’s largest donation.
Donors also gave $1 million each to Farmingdale State College and Molloy College.MORE NEWS: With Tragic Shooting Of 2 Police Officers In Harlem, 5 NYPD Officers Have Been Shot In January
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