BUSINESS SCHOOL CHALLENGE GENERATES $3.6 MILLION FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

More than 1,000 donors to the University of Alabama’s business school chipped in more than $3.6 million in just three months.

The money comes in large part thanks to a call to action put out by Hugh Culverhouse Jr. Culverhouse, who lives in Coral Gables, Florida, said last year that he would match all donations to UA’S Culverhouse College of Commerce before the end of 2015, up to a total of $1 million.

By the end of the calendar year, Culverhouse doubled the original offer.

“They are passionate about helping young people and supporting the University of Alabama,” said university President Stuart Bell. “We thank them for their generosity and creativity in challenging others and also share our gratitude with the more than 1,000 supporters of the Culverhouse College of Commerce who responded to the challenge by giving $1.6 million in 90 days.”

In all, more than $3.6 million was donated, including the $2 million from Culverhouse.

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