Allen College Receives Two Major Gifts

March 9, 2009
Allen College has received two gifts totaling $2.2 million. The first gift, the largest ever received by the College, came from the estate of Thelma and Carlton Winter, a Waterloo couple who owned and operated Ben Franklin stores from 1959 through 1981. The Winters left $10 million from their estate for various initiatives and institutions, including $2 million to Allen College. Allen College chancellor Jerry Durham, PhD, RN, FAAN, has announced that $1.5 million of the Winter’s gift will be applied to the cost of constructing a third nursing and health sciences building on its campus, with the remainder of the gift to be used for scholarships for nursing and allied health students. The second estate gift came from the estate of Milton Hall, a retired Waterloo firefighter. Mr. Hall’s gift of $200,000 will be used for nursing scholarships.
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