Amount donated in 2010: $32-million
Beneficiary: University of Miami School of Communications
Donor’s background: Mr. Herrick is chairman of the Herrick Company, a real-estate investment firm, and of Herrick Entertainment, a film and theatrical production company, both in Boca Raton, Fla.
Mr. Herrick gave a collection of about 3,000 rare films, animated features, and classic early television shows valued at about $32-million to the University of Miami School of Communications, in Coral Gables, Fla. The value of the gift includes an undisclosed cash amount, which the university will use to digitize, maintain, and store the collection.
— Maria Di Mento
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