The Douglas County Community Foundation has received the largest single gift in its 13-year history.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports the foundation did not disclose the amount of the donation from the Gill-Harrison Foundation, which was announced Tuesday.
The previous largest single gift to the Douglas County Community Foundation was $4 million from Lawrence philanthropist Tensie Oldfather. That donation, given in 2000, started the foundation, which supports a variety of charitable causes in the community. Oldfather also donated another $3 million to the foundation, making her its largest overall benefactor.
The Gill-Harrison donation will set up a permanent fund at the foundation. The Gill and Harrison families were involved in real estate and insurance.