Lila Acheson Wallace
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Early life and education
In 1917, she graduated from the University of Oregon, located in Eugene, Oregon, taught at schools for two years, and then worked for the Young Women's Christian Association. She also studied at Ward–Belmont College in Nashville, Tennessee.
Marriage and career
In her lifetime, she made philanthropic contributions estimated at $60 million.
Legacy and honors
The Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Writers Award was given in her memory from 1990 to 2000.
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