Former Dodgers owner McCourt donates $100 million to Georgetown

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Frank McCourt, the former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, gave Georgetown University $100 million, the largest gift in its history, to endow a new school for public policy.

The institution, to be called the McCourt School of Public Policy, will incorporate Georgetown’s existing graduate program in policy studies and a new data institute, the university in Washington said today in an e-mailed statement.

McCourt, 60, is a 1975 graduate of Georgetown and real estate developer. He owned the Dodgers baseball team from 2003 to 2012, when he sold it for $2.2 billion following almost a year in bankruptcy.

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