DURHAM, New Hampshire – Despite having millions of dollars in the bank, Robert Morin always ate frozen meals for dinner.
Morin worked as a librarian at the University of New Hampshire for nearly 50 years before his death in March 2015. Recently the school received his generous $4 million donation, which he left for the school after his death.
According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, Morin was born in Nashua, New Hampshire. He eventually got a master’s degree in library science before starting his long career at UNH’s Diamond Library in 1965.
He retired in 2014 and passed away in 2015 at 77.
Edward Mullen, Morin’s financial adviser, told the New Hampshire Union Leader that he was a very frugal man. Morin drove an older car and didn’t spend money unnecessarily.
“He never went out,” said Mullen.
According to UNH, few people knew Mullen had amassed a $4 million estate during his time at the university.
“Bob’s demonstrated commitment to UNH through his philanthropy is tremendously inspiring,” said UNH President Mark Huddleston. “His generous gift allows us to address a number of university priorities.”
Morin left $100,000 to the Diamond Library. The money will be used to provide scholarships for work-study students, support staff members who want to continue their education and upgrade one of the library’s media rooms.
The school says Morin’s generosity comes at a crucial time, allowing them to pursue new and exciting projects.