Davis Will Leaves Money For Y Cross Teaching

Apr 17, 2014

The will of a wealthy Denver philanthropist who has died contains an incentive for the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University to use a ranch for agricultural education rather than sell the property.

Amy Davis died Wednesday. She was 86.
 
Davis' personal representative, Tyson Dines, said Thursday that Davis' will sets aside a considerable amount to support teaching at the Y Cross Ranch. He wouldn't specify the amount.
 
University officials said they were saddened by Davis' death but had no additional comment.

Davis donated her family's southeast Wyoming ranch to the UW Foundation and CSU Research Foundation in 1997. Davis later expressed concern the Y Cross saw little use for hands-on teaching.
 
Preparations to sell prompted Davis to sue in 2012. She lost before the Wyoming Supreme Court in March.