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$26M gift rejected after donor calls for boycott Real estate investor's move was in response to state's abortion ban

Jun 08, 2019 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)
Donations and Philanthropy

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The University of Alabama gave back a philanthropist's $26.5 million donation and took his name off the law school Friday, a week after he called on students to boycott the institution over the state's new abortion ban.

Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr., a 70-year-old Florida real estate investor, said he has no doubt the board of trustees acted in response to his remarks, and he complained that the state of Alabama is only reinforcing its reputation as "the land of the backward,"...