Oshkosh, Wisconsin: Little-Known Patron Leaves $1.1 Million to Oshkosh Library (Video)
Christmas comes early at the Oshkosh Public Library after a late donor provided an unexpected gift.
The $1.1 million is one of the largest monetary contributions ever for the library, from a donor only a few people knew.
“Floored. Would that be a good word? I was really in awe, and very grateful for the gift,” library director Jeff Gilderson-Duwe said.
The money came from Marjorie Drexler, who passed away in August, 2010. Very few people suspected she had money.
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See Also: <a href="http://www.wbay.com/story/16344511/2011/12/16/little-known-patron-leaves-11-million-to-oshkosh-library“>Last Week a Public Library on Connecticut Also Received a $1 Million Dollar Gift from a Patron
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