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Christopher Newport U. receives $12M donation

Thursday - 5/2/2013, 10:03am  ET

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) -- Christopher Newport University will receive a total $12 million from Ferguson over the next 30 years.

The university says the donation will support community service programs, provide scholarships and enhance cultural experiences at the Ferguson Center for the Arts.

The university and Ferguson announced the gift Wednesday.

Newport News-based Ferguson is a wholesale distributor of residential and commercial plumbing supplies and pipe, valves and fittings , along with waterworks and industrial products.

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