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Longtime fan leaves $45M to Opera Theatre of St. Louis

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A lifetime board member of the Opera Theatre of St. Louis left $45 million to the organization.

Phyllis Herndon Brissenden died Dec. 17 in Springfield, Illinois, where she lived.

The largest gift in the theater's history, the donation will more than double its endowment to roughly $80 million.

Read more from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


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