PORTLAND, Ore. — The Columbia Sportswear founder revealed her soft side.
Gert Boyle confirmed she was the anonymous donor who gave $100 million to the Oregon Health and Science University for cancer research. Boyle says she slipped the OHSU leader a note in June about the donation.
“Then he called Phil, and I talked to Phil and said I just want you to know that the little old lady down the block also has gives money,” Boyle said.
Boyle says this donation is in memory of her older sister who was a researcher and died of brain cancer.