US couple donates $400 million to BGU

A US couple of Holocaust survivors gifted $400 million to the Ben Gurion University of the Negev.

The American Associates of the university announced the gift by the estate of Dr. Howard and Lottie Marcus of San Diego, California on Friday. Lottie Marcus died this past December at age 99, just two months short of her 100th birthday, while Howard died in 2014 at age 104.

The legacy gift is believed to the largest donation to an Israeli institution in the history of the state, the university said.


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