Developer to donate $10M to help UK students pay for college

Courtesy: University of Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – University of Kentucky officials say a founder of one of the state’s top development companies has promised to donate $10 million to help some of its students afford college.

The Herald-Leader reports school officials on Tuesday announced the donation of developer Mira Ball, who attended the school before starting Ball Homes with her late husband.

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The donation will help students from Nelson and Henderson counties, which are the home counties of Ball and her husband, Don. Funds will be distributed through a school program that works to help students pay for uncovered college costs.

Ball was the first woman chair of the school’s Board of Trustees. She is now serving co-chair of the school’s campaign to raise $2.1 billion to expand scholarships, conduct research and achieve several other goals.