David and Patricia Atkinson
Amount donated in 2010: $80 million
Net worth: Not available
Beneficiary: Cornell University
Background: Atkinson is a former partner of Miller, Anderson & Sherrerd, a money management firm. He now runs Atkinson & Company, a private investment business he owns with his wife. Their gift went towards a research center focusing on energy, sustainability and the environment.
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