UC Davis Receives $7.6M Donation In Cat, Du Bee's Name
Maxine Alder died in 2009 when she was hit by a car near her home in Florida. Several months later, UC Davis learned that she left more than $7.6 million to the vet school in the name of a cat they treated years earlier.
Alder was a wealthy and adventurous woman who split her time between California and Florida. She ran 30 marathons in her lifetime and climbed Half Dome on a regular basis.