By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was a surprising find in a Manhattan mailroom. In a box, there was $180,000 in cash.

It turns out, someone sent the massive donation to the City College of New York back in November of 2020.

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No one opened the cardboard box at the school until in-person classes resumed this semester.

The box was sent to the chairperson of the physics department.

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“I picked it up, it felt a little heavy. I’ve never seen anything like this before, except in movies. A month or a month and a half later, we heard from the FBI the money is all ‘clean,'” the chairperson said.

Law enforcement has determined the money is “clean.”

The sender remains unidentified, but wrote a note saying they are an alumnus who wanted to give back to the school that jump-started their science career.

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The school said the money will be used for scholarships.

CBSNewYork Team