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Monday, May 13, 2019 10:40 am

Franklin College exceeds $10 million goal to back science facility

Associated Press

FRANKLIN, Ind. -- Franklin College said it's exceeded its $10 million fundraising goal to support construction and renovation of a new science facility on its suburban Indianapolis campus.

The school said Monday the goal was topped for the Campaign for the Sciences, which is helping to pay for the Franklin College Science Center that fully opened in January.

The school's President Thomas J. Minar said in a statement that Franklin College is "extremely grateful to the many donors, including trustees, alumni, friends and organizations."

Minar said Dr. Margot Lacy Eccles made a $2.5 million financial promise and matching challenge before her death in 2012 that helped get the campaign going. The school said the Science Center will be home to the Lacy Labs, which will honor her memory and contributions.