Douglas County foundation gets large donation

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Douglas County Community Foundation has received the largest single gift in its 13-year history.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports ( ) the foundation did not disclose the amount of the donation from the Gill-Harrison Foundation, which was announced Tuesday.

The previous largest single gift to the Douglas County Community Foundation was $4 million from Lawrence philanthropist Tensie Oldfather. That donation, given in 2000, started the foundation, which supports a variety of charitable causes in the community. Oldfather also donated another $3 million to the foundation, making her its largest overall benefactor.

The Gill-Harrison donation will set up a permanent fund at the foundation. The Gill and Harrison families were involved in real estate and insurance.


Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World,

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