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Peabody Conservatory receives $800,000 donation from former employee, alumna

A reception will be held Wednesday at the Peabody Conservatory in honor of the late Mary C. Walker, who upon her death donated $800,000 to the institution where she studied and worked for most of her life.

The bulk of Walker’s gift — $600,000 — is being designated for undergraduate scholarships, the Conservatory announced recently. The remaining $200,000 will be split evenly between the alumni fund and the archives.

Career Center Up and Running Under Klickstein 1

Gerald Klickstein

Gerald Klickstein

In the five months between his arrival and the Thanksgiving break, Gerald Klickstein has conducted 324 career advisement sessions for Conservatory students and alumni. While some have taken place online, most have been in-person conferences in Leakin Hall at Peabody’s new Music Entrepreneurship and Career Center, which Klickstein oversees. More…