NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The Yale University Art Gallery has received $10 million from Teresa Heinz in memory of her husband, Sen. John Heinz 3rd of Pennsylvania. It is the largest gift in the gallery's 160-year history.
Heinz graduated from Yale College in 1960 and was a member of the gallery's governing board before his death last April in a plane crash. His father, Henry J. Heinz 2nd, a member of the Class of 1931 and longtime chairman of H.J. Heinz Corp., permanently endowed the directorship of the museum in 1982.
In a statement released earlier this week by the university, Mrs. Heinz said, "This gift commemorates two of John Heinz's great loves -- art and Yale University. Both were important parts of the fabric of his life."