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$1.2M donation will help Newman Catholic students pay tuition

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A generous donation will help students with tuition at Newman Catholic Schools.

Two long-time Wausau residents -- Leon and Alma Burger -- left a $1.2 million gift for the school system after they passed away. Even though the Burgers never had children, their family said the Newman schools had a special place in their hearts. 

"They were very supportive of Newman over the years," said Newman Catholic Schools president Janet Klosinski. "They really believed in the mission of Catholic schools. Very much watching in the background, being our guardian angels as we found out later on."

Klosinski said the money will go toward tuition grants for students starting this year. Classes begin at the end of the month.

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