University of Cambridge Gets $53M Donation

December 7, 2015

The University of Cambridge last week announced a $52.6 million gift from the estate of Ray Dolby, the founder of San Francisco-based Dolby Laboratories, who died in 2013.

The gift is the largest so far in Cambridge's £2 billion fund-raising campaign. It will go to the university's Pembroke College, where Dolby enrolled in graduate school, worked as a research fellow and met his wife, Dagmar.

“The University of Cambridge played a pivotal role in Ray’s life, both personally and professionally,” Dagmar Dolby said in a statement. “At Cambridge, he gained the formative education and insights that contributed greatly to his lifelong groundbreaking creativity, and we also began a wonderful lifetime together there.”

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