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April 23. 2013 12:47PM

Boarding school receives $1.5M donation for art center named for slain alumna

“This gift is inspiring. Everyone at The White Mountain School is impacted by this transformational gift,” said Head of School Tim Breen. “In all my conversations with the donor, I have been touched by her connection with our School – by her appreciation for what our School meant to her and her determination to ensure that White Mountain continues to provide an exceptional experience for all our students.”

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