Donor Anonymity Upheld in U. of Wisconsin Case

February 11, 2010

A Wisconsin judge has ruled that the University of Wisconsin at Madison does not have to reveal the anonymous donor of $15 million for a new music facility, The Associated Press reported. The owner of a bar that is fighting to block the university's building plans sought a court order that would have allowed them to question the donors. Fund raisers expressed concern that if the bar owner had won the right to know the donors' names, other potential donors who want anonymity would have been discouraged from giving. The bar's property could be destroyed in the university's plans for its new facility.

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