Filed under: Big Givers
The stately 31,000-square-foot museum is a real treasure. The mansion was built in 1918 and is home to a collection of antiques and art, including Thomas Gainsborough's self-portrait. James Cuneo, Jr. wanted to share his childhood home with the public. His father, printing magnate John Cuneo Sr., bought the home in 1937 and created the foundation. The terms of the gift require Loyola to keep the building open to the public for at least 20 years.