• December 17, 2014

No. 19 (tied): Edward P. (Ned) Evans

Amount donated in 2010: $50-million

Beneficiary: Yale University

Donor’s background: Mr. Evans was a private investor and breeder of thoroughbred horses, who was chairman of Macmillan, a New York publishing company, from 1979 to 1989.

Mr. Evans, who was 68 when he died December 31, gave $50-million to Yale University, in New Haven, Conn., several weeks before his death. The money will be used for a new building in the university’s School of Management, which Yale plans to name for Mr. Evans. He graduated from the university in 1964.

— Maria Di Mento

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