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Oglethorpe receives largest grant in school history
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Oglethorpe receives largest grant in school history

ATLANTA -- Oglethorpe University has received an unprecedented $5 million grant from the Atlanta-based Lettie Pate Evans Foundation.

The grant is the largest individual gift in the Brookhaven school's history.

The money was given in support of future construction of a new campus center, one of several projects targeted through a comprehensive campaign for the university. More than $30 million in commitments have already been raised in the past nine months.

"This gift supports and validates our collective efforts to ensure that Oglethorpe remains one of the country's leading liberal arts and sciences universities," said Oglethorpe president Lawrence M. Schall. "This leadership gift is a sign of support for all we've accomplished and our plans for the future."

The Lettie Pate Evans Foundation was chartered in 1945 and named for the wife of one of the original bottlers of Coca-Cola. It supports worthwhile organizations in Georgia and Virginia, with a particular focus on private secondary and higher education, arts and culture, and museums and historic preservation.

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