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Philanthropist, Kansas State supporter Donna Vanier dies


MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A prominent philanthropist at Kansas State University and several Salina organizations has died.

The family of Donna Vanier said she died Saturday at the age of 85. A cause of death was not released.

Vanier was awarded the Kansas State University Medal of Excellence, which recognizes those who provide exceptional service, leadership and philanthropic contributions to the university. She served on the KSU Foundation, the Ahearn Scholarship Board and the Beach Museum of Art Board of Visitors. She also originated the Power Cat Auction.

She led the founding of the Donna...

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