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Liberty University Gets $1.5M Donation

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Philip Pou with Dr. Falwell Philip Pou with Dr. Falwell

Reporter: Lauren Compton

Lynchburg, VA - One of Liberty University's biggest supporters has given one huge, final gift: $1.5 million.

Philip Pou left part of his estate to the school when he passed away last year. Liberty University officials say Pou has been giving money to Liberty since the early 80's. He first saw Dr. Jerry Falwell on television, and was moved by the Falwell ministry.

Pou spent most of his life in South Carolina, but he was able to meet with Dr. Falwell on a few occasions. School officials say he gave so much because he believed in what the school stands for.

"He loved the students, he loved the school. He loved Dr. Falwell. He loved everything we stood for. He tried to get a lot of his nieces and nephews to come to school here," said Tom Arnold, V.P. for Development at Liberty University.

The school has not decided how they will use that money.

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