College Can Earn $1.1M Gift Through Weight Loss

August 23, 2010

An alumna has offered Stephens College, a women's institution in Missouri, $1 million if faculty and staff members lose a collective 250 pounds by January 1, The Columbia Daily Tribune reported. And if Dianne Lynch, the president, loses 25 pounds, the college will earn another $100,000. Lynch said that the gift idea came from discussions she had with the donor, who wants to remain anonymous, after she noted her concern with the decline of healthy lifestyles. The alumna weighs 117 pounds, Lynch said.

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