In her estate, Jayne Milburn bequeathed $6.9 million to the Wichita Community Foundation, the foundation announced Wednesday.
The endowed gift, which constitutes the single largest donation in Wichita Community Foundation history, will be disbursed annually to Botanica, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita Children’s Home and Wichita Symphony Society.
“Jayne was a generous person in her lifetime and wanted to establish this permanent fund to continue that support in perpetuity,” foundation president and CEO Shelly Prichard said in a news release.
Milburn died Nov. 29, 2016, at 101 years old.
In 1942 she married local investment banker Glenn Milburn after receiving her master’s degree at Stanford University, and began an active life in the community.
She was a past president of the Wichita Junior League, active in the early days of the Women’s Association for the Wichita Symphony Society, a founding member of Botanica and former member of its board. She also served on the board at the Wichita Art Museum for many years. She was also a member of the Wichita Country Club for 77 years.