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February 06, 2011

No. 49 (tied): Peter S. and Carolyn A. Lynch

Gary Wayne Gilbert/Boston College

Peter S. and Carolyn A. Lynch

Amount donated in 2010: $20-million

Beneficiary: Boston College

Donors’ background: Mr. Lynch is vice chairman of the Fidelity Management and Research Company, in Boston.

Mr. Lynch, 67, and his wife, Carolyn, 64, pledged $20-million to Boston College for a new leadership academy to train new principals from Catholic, public, and charter schools. The academy will award 25 fellowships a year to leaders of Boston area schools.

A time frame for when the Lynches’ plan to pay off their pledge was unavailable.

Mr. Lynch graduated from Boston College in 1965 with a bachelor’s degree in finance. The couple gave $10-million to the college in 1999 for its School of Education, which is named for them.

—Maria Di Mento

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