Emory University's Candler School of Theology and Oxford College received more than $4.25 million from an alumnus' estate, officials announced Monday.
Oxford College received $3.35 million -- the largest cash gift in the college's history. The theology school received $903,177.
The unrestricted gift from the Charles Edwin Suber Foundation allow college officials to focus on most pressing needs.
The foundation was established by the the estate of Charles Edwin Suber, who died in 2007. Suber, a 1942 graduate of Oxford College, retired from the Fulton County Superior Court as court clerk.
Oxford College officials said $100,000 from the gift will create a scholarship named after Suber. The remaining $3.25 million will go toward the college's building plans, which include a new library and science facility.
School of Theology officials said they will review how to spend the gift, adding it will likely go toward construction, student support and faculty needs.
The donation is part of Campaign Emory, a $1.6 billion fundraising effort.
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