Oil tycoon surprises University of Calgary with $27-million

Mr. Boone Pickens, the Texas billionaire and former Calgarian, was expected to donate $2.25-million to the Harley Hotchkiss Brain Institute Friday.
But when it came time to show the money, Mr. Pickens added another $25-million for a total of $27.25-million, the largest gift ever given the university.

I have fond feelings about Calgary,
he said. He used to live there in the sixties, and is good friends with Harvey Weingarten, the president of the University.

The money is to be used for neurological science and advanced technologies.

Nice gesture!