Deceased Librarian Leaves $4 Million Estate to School

September 5, 2016 Updated: September 5, 2016
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DURHAM, N.H.—A recently deceased graduate of the University of New Hampshire who worked for nearly 50 years at the Durham school’s library gifted his $4 million estate to his alma mater.

While Robert Morin was known to live simply, he quietly amassed the fortune that was left to UNH following his death a little over a year ago.

Morin, a member of UNH’s Class of 1961, worked as a cataloguer in the Dimond Library for decades.

A majority of Morin’s donation, $2.5 million, will be used to launch a career center for students and alumni. Another $1 million will fund a video scoreboard for UNH’s new football stadium. The Dimond Library will receive $100,000.

UNH President Mark Huddleston says he’s inspired by Morin’s commitment to the school through his philanthropy.

The school’s website noted that the money will be used to “provide scholarships for work-study students, support staff members who continue their studies in library science and fund the renovation of one of the library’s multimedia rooms,” according to ABC.

“Bob’s demonstrated commitment to UNH through his philanthropy is tremendously inspiring,” university President Mark Huddleston said in a statement. “His generous gift allows us to address a number of university priorities.”

Epoch Times contributed to this report.