The $100M Gift

Imagine the surprise of the folks at Poetry Magazine when they learned that Ruth Lilly, scion of Eli Lilly and rejected poet, had left them a $100M gift in her estate.

The magazine has operated out of the Newberry Library for years, and a lack of funds kept most of their collection of works in storage. This gift will allow them to expand, and possibly even open a building of their own where they can display the manuscripts and poems to the public. (source)

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