An anonymous donor has delivered a big gift to the state’s largest university. University of Iowa President Sally Mason says a seven-million dollar check was sent to the University of Iowa Foundation a few weeks ago. It’s similar to anonymous gifts received by universities around the country in recent weeks.
Mason says the donor has asked that $5-million be used for scholarships for women and minorities, with the other $2-million for the university’s highest priorities. It’s unlikely the money will be used to cover budget cuts. Mason says she doesn’t believe that was the donor’s intent.