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Squee: Huge Donation to my High School

"Chatham Hall, an internationally renowned girls' boarding school, has received a $31 million gift from the estate of alumna Elizabeth Beckwith Nilsen, Class of 1931. This is the largest single gift to any girls' independent school." [url]http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS125128+14-Oct-2009+PRN20091014[/url] This is so exciting! I hope they'll use some of the money for more scholarships for deserving young women. Thank you, Ms. Nilsen!!!

Re: Squee: Huge Donation to my High School

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    Squeeing is frowned upon.However, that is really cool.  I hope they put it to great use.

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    I think that's definitely squee worthy :)

    "You can take your etiquette and shove it!" ~misscarolb
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    That's amazing! I always thought if I was ever in the position where I could donate a large amount of money to something, I'd give it to my high school too.
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    Ooops, haha J&K :)

    "You can take your etiquette and shove it!" ~misscarolb
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    :) I don't mind "squee-ing" in the sense of being excited, but I really hate the word.  It reminds me of a pack of middle school girls that won't shut up and talk 10 miles a minute and scream and shriek.  We need a new word for squee.

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    I wonder if her graduated in 1931 influenced her amount of $31 million. Either way, that is a whole lot of money!!
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    That's awesome!
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    Wow!  I would love to be wealthy enough to give big to the places that have enriched my life.  I give to my college every year, but only a little bit for now.  I know every dollar counts, but it would be amazing to give something that would have such an impact.
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    Valley - Thank you for pointing that out ;) I hadn't even considered that! The gift really is a dream come true, especially since lots of schools are having to tighten their belts due to the economic downturn. We recently had a capital drive and raised about $25 million - but this is incredible. It couldn't have come at a better time.
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    I would probably give it to my sorority or my college, both of which do great things if I had that kind of money. 
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