Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Hugh Culverhouse Jr. Pledges to Match Donations

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Hugh Culverhouse Jr. Pledges to Match Donations

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A Florida businessman whose father is the namesake of the University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Commerce has pledged to donate as much as $1 million to UA, a match meant to spur other donations by the end of the year.

The challenge is similar to several other match pledges offered by Hugh Culverhouse Jr. and his wife, Eliza Culverhouse, since 2013. The couple has given the university about $4 million for scholarships since 2013.

"Hugh and Eliza Culverhouse are wonderful friends of the University of Alabama," said UA President Stuart R. Bell in a statement released by the university. "Their generous support of our students is continuing to make a powerful difference. We appreciate their creative and long-standing support."

The latest match challenge was the product of a conversation last week with Bell, Culverhouse said. The Culverhouses were in town to select the newest recipient of scholarships from the Eliza and Hugh F. Culverhouse Student Assistance Scholarship Fund. …

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