UC Davis Receives $7.6M Donation In Cat, Du Bee's Name

08/24/2011 12:08 pm ET | Updated Oct 24, 2011

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.

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