Albinadubois

1988 MJ. Discovered 1988 June 16 by E. F. Helin at Palomar.

Named in honor of Albina du Boisrouvray (1939- ), daughter of Count Guy du Boisrouvray and Luz Mila Patino. She was a journalist, publisher and film producer in Paris in the 1960s and 1970s. When her only son, Francois-Xavier Bagnoud {see planet (7831)}, died in a helicopter accident in 1986, she sold most of her possessions and began to support and participate in projects to rescue children in need. This extended to 17 countries, and the rights of such children are championed through a major center she funded at Harvard University. She continues "hands-on" philantropy through an endless schedule of visits to the projects and participation in advocacy forums. (M 34627)

Name proposed by the discoverer, following a suggestion by M. Wilson.

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