Lots of people give big gifts to colleges and universities. Most of these donors have very specific ideas about how the money will be spent. So do Tom and Cathy Tinsley -- sort of. Instead of funding a specific program or endowing a particular faculty chair, the couple is giving $100,000 to all six professors who earned tenure at Colby College in 2021, to imagine and pursue new research avenues.
Forty percent of the money may also be used for personal expenses, such as...
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