Richard Gilder Gives $20 Million to Yale to Restore LibraryChris Staiti
Richard Gilder, founder of brokerage firm Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co., donated $20 million to Yale University to restore the Sterling Memorial Library.
The gift from Gilder and his wife, Lois Chiles, honors Richard Levin, Yale’s outgoing president, the New Haven, Connecticut-based school said today in a statement.
The money will be used to restore the nave’s stained-glass windows, improve ventilation and heating and enhance access to the library’s 4 million volumes, the school said.
Gilder graduated from Yale in 1954, according to the statement.