A Conservative Approach

With a little help from hedge funds, the West Virginia University Foundation is closing in on the $1 billion mark. By Marsha Zapson

Dorothy Dotson’s plans for retirement have not turned out quite the way she expected -- luckily for the West Virginia University Foundation. In 1998, after three decades on Wall Street, the then-54-year-old private placement banker announced her retirement from Greenwich NatWest Markets.

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