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W.Va. alumnus, wife donate $3 million to university, aimed at Preston County youth
Reported by: Associated Press
Thursday, June 19, 2014 2:01 AM EDT
A West Virginia University alumnus and his wife have donated $3 million to his alma mater.
The donation will establish endowed scholarships for students attending W.Va. from Preston County as well as student-athletes in the university's basketball program.
The Hardesty giving involves several donations, including naming the WVU Foundation as a beneficiary of part of a paid life insurance policy. Another element involves $1 million to a scholarship fund established several years ago in memory of their son, Johnny Hardesty.
President Gordon Gee says the donation will help Preston County young people achieve their dreams.