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Alumnus Promises Princeton $101 Million

January 22, 2006|From Times Wire Reports

Princeton University alumnus Peter Lewis, chairman of auto insurer Progressive Corp., pledged $101 million to the school, its largest single gift. The money will be used to expand the creative and performing-arts programs.

The donation by Lewis, 72, tops the $100 million pledge in 1996 by Gordon Wu, and builds on 23 years of giving by Lewis to the university in which he has pledged a total of $233 million.

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