A Winthrop University graduate has given the school a $2 million estate gift -- that will be used to help pay for scholarships.
The gift -- one of the largest ever received by Winthrop -- would give the school 75 percent of the donor's estate, estimated at $2 million, at the time of her death.
The donor, who asked to remain anonymous, describes her own Winthrop experience as life-changing and one that "opened doors" in her own life, said Amanda Stewart, director of communications and donor relations in Winthrop's Office of Development.
"That's why it's important for her to give back," she said. The donor, who lives in western South Carolina, hopes that her legacy will provide future Winthrop students with similar opportunities.
"While we cannot express our appreciation directly to this individual," Winthrop president Anthony DiGiorgio said, "I am confident she knows the tremendous impact this gift will have for our students.