February 17, 2018

McDaniel College Receives $3.5 Million Bequest from Alumna

By LJ Staff

McDaniel College, Westminster, MD, a school of about 1600 undergraduates some 30 miles northwest of Baltimore, received a $3.5 million bequest from an alumna. For years, Katherine Leidy Unger quietly gave to McDaniel, even endowing scholarships, while refusing to have her name acknowledged on classroom doors, office walls, or even plaques. Unger died at age 93 on Feb. 25. The gift, earmarked for the college’s Hoover Library, will be used to enhance the library’s book and periodical collections.