Edward H. Linde, who helped reshape Boston as both a property developer and a patron of the arts, died Sunday at age 68 after a battle with cancer, The Boston Globe reports.
A cofounder of Boston Properties, which built or acquired some of the city’s signature buildings, Mr. Linde was a major benefactor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, whose board he chaired, and the Museum of Fine Arts. After his diagnosis seven years ago he established a program in chemical biology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and paid for a professorship at Harvard Medical School.
E. Desmond Lee, who supported a broad array of cultural and educational organizations in St. Louis, died Tuesday of complications from a stroke he suffered last week, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He was 92.
Mr. Lee, known as “Des,” created the E. Desmond Lee Foundation after selling his manufacturing company in 1993 and gave away more than $70-million over the years. He was a key benefactor of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and endowed 19 professorships at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
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