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Hofstra University received $20 million -- the largest
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Hofstra University received $20 million -- the largest gift in the university’s history -- from former pharmaceutical executive and alumnus Maurice A. Deane to fund student and faculty research, decrease the size of the student body, and put on conferences at the law school, which now bears his name.(Credit: Handout)

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College endowments

Five Long Island universities and colleges received donations that were their largest-ever or equal to their largest-ever during the 2012 fiscal year, from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.