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Dec 19, 2011 9:51 PM

$25 Million Donation To University Of Louisville

LOUISVILLE (AP) - Louisville philanthropist Owsley Brown Frazier is giving $25 million to the University of Louisville.

University officials announced Monday they had received the cash donation from Frazier, a great-grandson of Brown-Forman Corp. co-founder George Garvin Brown.

U of L officials say the donation will be used to improve academic, research and athletic programs.

Frazier holds a law degree from the university and is past president the school's Board of Trustees. He has received numerous community awards for his philanthropy.

So far, Louisville has raised $582 million toward a $1 billion goal for its capital campaign.

(Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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