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$1.7 million donated to UNR library
by Tribune Staff
Dec 10, 2012 | 1722 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — The late Reno resident Betty Heaston has donated more than $1.7 million to the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center to benefit programs, staff and operations. Heaston also made an additional bequest of more than $57,000 to create an endowment for student scholarships.

“Betty particularly loved her life in Reno and championed all the city had to offer,” said Forrest Bolles, Heaston’s nephew.

“Out of Mrs. Heaston’s gift to the Knowledge Center, $1.5 million will be used to establish the Betty Y. Heaston Memorial Endowment, which will create a permanent, ongoing source of funds for Knowledge Center programs, acquisitions, personnel and other needs,” said John Carothers, vice president of development and alumni relations. “The balance of the gift, $210,000, will be used to meet current needs and opportunities at the Knowledge Center, and we are extremely grateful for her support.”

To learn more about supporting the Knowledge Center and the other University libraries, contact Millie Mitchell, director of development, by calling 682-5682 or emailing For more information on planned giving opportunities, contact Lisa M. Riley, Esq., director of the Office of Planned Giving, by calling 682-6017 or emailing
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