Samford University receives largest gift ever made by single donor to higher education institution in Alabama
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - An historic donation for Samford University.
Samford leaders said the gift is not only the largest gift made by a single donor to Samford, but it is also the largest gift ever made by a single donor to a higher education institution in Alabama.
Per Mann’s wishes, $95 million will go toward endowed scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. The remaining $5 million will go to support the Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership, which was established by Mann in 2008 in honor of his late wife, Frances.
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