“We have great appreciation for the longstanding support that Phyllis gave to Feinberg Library,” he said in the release. “We remember her not only for her most recent generosity, but as a kindred spirit dedicated to preserving local history for the benefit of future generations.”
“Phyllis’s latest gift to Special Collections is just amazing,” Kimok said, “but her most precious gift was her involvement and interest in local history and especially Feinberg Library’s Special Collections.
“I can imagine her smiling broadly, knowing the surprise she had in store for us. She is sorely missed here.”
Wells’s bequest ranks second only to the estate gift of another former employee, Olive Mason Flynt, who bequeathed $1 million to the college in 2007.