Fund Raisers in Academe Try to Make Sense of a Secretive Donor

Officials ponder issues raised by the way one man gave colleges some $300-million

February 07, 1997

Now that the philanthropy of Charles F. (Chuck) Feeney has been thrust into the spotlight, a clearer picture is forming of how his gifts remained a secret and why colleges and other recipients didn't mind the mystery.

Mr. Feeney, who made a fortune…

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