Deceased UNH Grad Leaves $4 Million Estate to School

September 7, 2016 Updated: September 7, 2016
FONT BFONT SText size

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.