- Associated Press - Friday, August 8, 2014

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - The president of one of South Carolina’s largest family-owned automotive dealerships has made a $3 million donation to Greenville Technical College, which says the gift is the largest in its history.

The Greenville News (https://grnol.co/V4TQjy) says the college announced the gift Friday from Jim Benson, who gave the school $2 million and pledged to pay $1 million more over five years.

College officials said the money will be used to improve the Greer campus and expand its facilities.

The Greer campus has been renamed the Benson Campus in honor of Benson and his gift. Building 302 on the site will bear the names of Benson and his wife, Evelyn.

Greenville Tech has an enrollment of approximately 1,700.

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Information from: The Greenville News, https://www.greenvillenews.com


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