Margot Winspear

Margot WinspearMargot Winspear, 83, died Oct. 20 in Dallas. She and her husband, Bill, were donors to UNT and were named honorary alumni in 1994 and awarded the Green Glory Award in 2003. They donated $1.7 million to complete the Lyric Theater in UNT’s Murchison Performing Arts Center and $1.4 million to establish The Bill and Margot Winspear Endowment for the College of Music. The center’s Winspear Hall is named in their honor. A gift of $1.5 million from Bill’s estate established the Margot and Bill Winspear Chair in Opera Studies at UNT. They were McConnell Society members. They were leading philanthropists in the area, donating $42 million to help build the Winspear Opera House at Dallas’ AT&T Performing Arts Center. Margot was a founding vice president of the Edmonton Opera and president of the women’s committees of the Dallas Opera, the Vancouver Opera and the Canadian Opera in Toronto.


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