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Clarinetist Gives $100M to Boston U Medical School

September 30, 2022


Retired clarinetist Edward Avedisian has donated $100 million to the Boston University medical school, the university announced Thursday.

Avedisian, a BU alumnus, spent nearly four decades playing clarinet with the Boston Pops and Boston Ballet Orchestra while amassing a fortune in personal investments on the side, according to BU. He became a philanthropist devoted to educational causes and the Armenian community, of which he is a member.

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