Liberty University Receives $4.5 Million Gift

Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, has received a $4.5 million donation from best-selling author Tim LaHaye and his wife, Beverly.

According to the Associated Press, the gift and a matching grant from an anonymous donor will fund the construction of a $9 million student center with an Olympic-size pool, a fitness center, an arcade, and a theater.

LaHaye is the co-creator of the Christian "Left Behind'' book series, which has sold more than 20 million copies. Beverly LaHaye, a trustee at Liberty University for ten years, is president and founder of the conservative public policy group, Concerned Women for America.

"Tim LaHaye Makes School Donation" Associated Press 05/18/2001.