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UNT announces it will receive largest bequest in school history from Voertman estate
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Tue, Oct 17, 2017 - 2:25pm

The University of North Texas announced Tuesday that it will receive the largest bequest in its history from the estate of Paul R. Voertman, the former owner of Denton's iconic Voertman's Bookstore and a local patron of art and music.

Voertman died June 21 at the age of 88.

A celebration of his life and a concert to honor both him and his longtime partner, the late Richard Ardoin, will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday at UNT's Murchison Performing Arts Center. The public is invited to attend.

Voertman's gift to UNT, projected to be at least $10 million, is designated to the colleges of Liberal Arts and Social...

UNT receives largest gift bequest
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The University of North Texas announced today that it will receive the largest monetary gift in its history from the estate of Paul R. Voertman, the former owner of Denton’s iconic Voertman’s Bookstore.

According to a news release, Voertman died June 21 at the age of 88. Voertman and Richard Ardoin, his partner of 48 years, were extremely generous to UNT during their lifetimes. Ardoin, who died in 2002, made a significant estate gift to UNT that includes a charitable trust. With Voertman’s gift, the couple’s combined contribution to UNT totals more than $15 million, making them UNT’s top donors.

“We will forever be...