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Former East Carolina Music Instructor Leaves $5M Gift

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Officials at East Carolina University say a former music instructor who promised the school a $500,000 gift actually has left a substantially larger sum. A news release from the school says the gift from Beatrice Chauncey totals $5.2 million, all of which is designated to go to student scholarships to the school of music. According to the news release, the $5.2 million gift will double the amount of scholarship money the school of music can award. Chauncey, who was originally from Akron, Ohio, came to what was then East Carolina Teachers College in 1949. She taught the flute for 41 years.