Mary B. Hecht died nearly 30 years ago. But Thursday, the University of Miami announced an amazing gift from her: a $4.2 million donation to the athletics program to fund scholarships for football players.
The donation fulfilled “a promise she made some 35 years ago in her last will and testament,” according to a release sent by the university. The gift could not be executed until the recent death of the income beneficiary of her estate.
The Mary B. Hecht Fund is the largest endowment ever for intercollegiate football scholarships at UM