05/03/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

David Rockefeller Pledges $100 Million To Harvard

Retired banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller has pledged 100 million dollars to Harvard University, the largest gift from an alumnus in the school's history, Harvard announced Friday.

Rockefeller, a member of the Harvard class of 1936 and scion of the wealthy family that started Standard Oil, made the pledge "to increase learning opportunities dramatically for Harvard undergraduates through international experiences and participation in the arts," a university statement said.

"Harvard opened my eyes and my mind to the world," Rockefeller said.

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