Stanton Legacy

$100 Million Gift To Yeshiva University

09/15/2006
Staff Writer
Ronald P. Stanton is hoping his gift to Yeshiva University, announced this week, will spur other Jewish philanthropists to give to major donations to Jewish causes in general and YU in particular. At $100 million — what appears to be the largest gift ever to a Jewish educational institution — it certainly will attract attention. “I’m hoping that this contribution will trigger more” donations to YU, said Stanton, 78, a New Yorker who has made his fortune trading and transporting petrochemicals and chemical fertilizers.
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