I-Team obtains copy of Engelstad letter rescinding UNLV donation


The 8 News NOW I-Team has obtained the letter written by the Engelstad family rescinding their $14 million donation from UNLV’s School of Medicine.

The family foundation pulled the donation after learning that UNLV President Len Jessup’s job could be in jeopardy.

Read: Engelstad Family Foundation letter

Kris Engelstad told the I-Team Wednesday the donation was on the condition that President Jessup was in charge. She said, she did not believe the Board of Regents  could not be trusted to handle the money properly.

The letter does say the foundation is not wavering in the backing of UNLV Medical School student scholarships.

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