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Man donates $10M to Washington library

Feb. 24, 2013 at 3:49 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- A $10 million donation was made to George Washington's Mount Vernon estate in Virginia for a library for the first president's papers, officials said Sunday.

Officials at Mount Vernon said philanthropist David Rubenstein's donation helped them surpass their fundraising goal of $100 million for the project, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported.

The National Library for the Study of George Washington is scheduled to open Sept. 27 and will be a center for scholarly research and leadership training for government, military, non-profit and corporate officials, as well as students and educators. The largest meeting hall in the library will be named after Rubenstein.

Rubenstein said Washington's character and qualities provide a timeless example of leadership.

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