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Cochrane gift endows painting conservatorship

A final, long-planned gift from Louise B. and J. Harwood Cochrane has brought the couple?s support of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts full circle. As the result of a charitable annuity and trust benefiting the museum, $8.4 million was added to the VMFA endowment this year. During the past five decades, the Cochranes generously supported VMFA with more than $40 million, through an endowment funded with outright gifts, 220 parcels of real estate in Manchester, and their long-time family home and farm in Hanover County.
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