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Worcester Art Museum Receives $10M Gift From Charitable Foundation

The gift from the C. Jean & Myles McDonough Charitable Foundation is the largest in the museum's roughly 120-year history

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    Worcester Art Museum Receives $10M Gift From Charitable Foundation
    Worcester Art Museum

    The Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts has received a $10 million gift it will use to address both its immediate needs as well as its long-term financial health.

    The gift from the C. Jean & Myles McDonough Charitable Foundation is the largest in the museum's roughly 120-year history.

    The foundation previously donated $4 million to the museum's endowment in 2015 and for naming the directorship.

    Neil McDonough, Jean McDonough's son, said in a statement that the gift is "an opportunity to strengthen the museum's current operations, encourage growth of the endowment, and support its ambitious plans for the future."

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    The museum, founded in 1896, has a collection of 38,000 objects from the Americas, Europe and Asia, some dating to 3,000 B.C.

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