A Historic Naming Opportunity!

Sarahsaurus Here's a really original idea for Donor Recognition! The Austin (TX) Statesman-American reported recently that 73-year-old philanthropist Sarah Butler, who led the drive to raise $1 million for the popular "Dino Pit" at the Austin Nature and Science Center, has been honored by having a newly identified dinosaur named after her!

The bones of the 14-foot-long, 250-pound Jurassic-Period dinosaur were discovered in northern Arizona in 1997. They are estimated to be 190 million years old.

Mrs. Butler is a major supporter of Austin-area arts organizations, including Ballet Austin and the Blanton Museum of Art, but I'm willing to bet she's never experienced Donor Recognition like this before!

For the full (and very enjoyable) story, click here.

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Photo courtesy of the Austin Statesman-American