Monday, September 10, 2007
Nancy Knowles Gives Record-Breaking Bequest to Lyric Opera
Nancy Knowles Gives Record-Breaking Bequest to Lyric Opera: "Updated: 9/7/2007 Lyric Opera of Chicago has received a $10-million bequest from Nancy W. Knowles, General Director William Mason announced today. The bequest is the largest gift in the company's 53-year history. 'It is especially noteworthy that a gift of this magnitude comes from one extraordinary woman who is a consummate professional and an outstanding philanthropist,' Mason said."