- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Portland State University was set to announce a $100 million donation that would have been the school’s largest gift in its nearly 70-year history, but the would-be benefactor failed to deliver.

The Oregonian reports (https://is.gd/HRiDKI ) the school invited Gov. Kate Brown and Portland Mayor Charlie Hales to attend a Tuesday news conference to disclose the anonymous contribution by a man described as a former student. But by Thursday, the $100 million gift still hadn’t shown up in the school’s bank account.

The contribution would’ve been the third largest donation ever by an Oregonian to any charity in the state, matching a 2007 gift to the University of Oregon by Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife.

The school had planned to use the money to support faculty, research and scholarships.

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Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com


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