Adrian College Gets $20M Gift Of Support

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Adrian College says it recently received a $20 million gift that's the largest in its history.

The private college said in a statement Monday that the bequest is from the estate of William M. Cornelius Sr., who served as a member of the school's board of trustees from 1931 to 1948.

According to the school, Cornelius was an early innovator in rustproofing for the automotive industry. The money will be used to help students with tuition as well as support renovation to the college's science and business buildings.

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