David Koch (Koch Industries) called it “too tempting”, so he boned up $35 million to put more bite into his public persona. The dino hall at NYC’s American Museum of Natural History now sports his name. One dinosaur supporting another? From the Washington Post:
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David H. Koch, the executive vice president of Koch Industries and a prominent supporter of conservative causes, has donated $35 million to the National Museum of Natural History.
The gift, which was announced by the Smithsonian Institution on Thursday, will go to a new dinosaur hall, which has been high on the list of needed renovations at the museum.
The Koch gift is the largest single donation to the Natural History Museum and the fifth largest in Smithsonian history.
Koch, a member of the museum’s advisory board for the past five years, previously gave $15 million to the museum’s David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins.