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Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 12:15 pm

Pacific Union College receives $2.4 million gift


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    ANGWIN — Pacific Union College today announced the receipt of it’s largest-ever single gift in its 132-year history, a $2.4 million unrestricted donation from the estate of the late Stephen Ball.

    Pacific Union College (credit: Pacific Union College)Mr. Ball lived in St. Helena for 20 years before his death in April.

    “We are grateful for this transformational and historic gift,” said Heather Knight, college president, in a written statement. “Stephen Ball understood the mission and the impact that Pacific Union College has had throughout its history, and we’re honored to receive this gift at a time when our college in on a historic upward trajectory. This gift is truly a blessing for our campus community.”

    The Seventh Day Adventist Church–affiliated private college — Napa County’s only four-year institution — did not announce specific plans for those funds.

    The college has seen enrollment increase in recent years. It has reached 1,678 students, the largest enrollment in 24 years.

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    1. June 9, 2014, 5:33 pm

      by E.P. Sandiford

      I am impressed with the amount of donations received for colleges in the USA. Could someone remember colleges and Universities in the Caribbean. As a former student of Caribbean Union College, now The University of the Southern Caribbean in Trinidad and Tobago I am asking for some help for them. They are in the process of rebuilding a church that sufferd loss in a 2012 fire. Thank you as you allow the Holy Spirit to lead in this endeavour.


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