MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – A Manhattan Foundation is receiving a $6 million donation from a couple’s estate.
The Manhattan Mercury reports that the gift from the estate of Dorothy and Lincoln Diehl is the first installment in what could add up to more than $11 million for the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation.
A news release says the Diehls established two funds with the foundation. One supports Kansas State University’s Beach Museum of Art and another is a donor-advised fund to support community charitable causes focusing on the arts, youth and basic human needs. The estate gift will be added to the donor-advised fund.
The Diehls moved to Manhattan in 1979 to work at Kansas State after spending several years teaching abroad in a variety of countries including Turkey, Egypt, Iran and Ethiopia.