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UNK receives large donation

Posted: 09/05/13 09:59

The University of Nebraska is getting a $12.6 million gift from an alum's estate, and most of the donation will benefit the Kearney campus. Carol Cope, who died in 2012, made the donation in her will. Cope and her husband were longtime supporters of the University of Nebraska at Kearney that she graduated from. UNK Chancellor Doug Kristensen says the $11.6 million his school will receive for scholarships, athletic facilities and faculty stipends is the biggest gift it has ever received. The gift will be used to set up several endowed funds at UNK.Carol Cope's legacy will be celebrated today at UNK's Carol Cope Day, the Lopers' football season opener against visiting Washburn University. The game starts at 6 p.m. at Ron and Carol Cope Stadium. The gift will be recognized during halftime of the game.