The Duke Endowment of Charlotte, North Carolina, recently announced that it would be giving an $80 million gift to help renovate Duke University's student union and two other buildings that will benefit the community as a whole.
The grant, which will be paid over several years, is the largest in the school's history and will help fund the renovations of West Union and Page Auditorium on West Campus and Baldwin Aditorium on East Campus.
"The Duke Endowment and Duke University have a shared history and a shared vision: to make this campus the most vibrant, compelling place for the most talented and ambitious students and faculty," Duke Endowment chairman Neil Williams said. "We have a unique opportunity to renew these historic facilities so future generations of Duke students will be inspired to learn and create."
Duke also recently announced that it had received a $1.25 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in an effort to improve the library. The funds will go toward maintaining the research collection of the building.