UK Sciences Program Benefits from $10 Million Gift

Sep 6, 2016

The University of Kentucky will benefit from the latest gift from a foundation tied to a Lexington auto dealership.


A $10 million gift from the Don Jacobs Charitable Foundation, announced Tuesday, means further investment in undergraduate science education at UK.  A majority of the contribution, $8 million, will go toward the new academic science building that now bears the name Don and Cathy Jacobs Science Building.  Don Jacobs, well-known in Lexington, passed away last spring.

UK President Eli Capilouto says that structure will help prepare the next generation of researchers, doctors, teachers andothers with early experimentation and engaged learning.  The 240,000 square foot facility opened in August at the corner of Rose Street and Huguelet Drive in Lexington.​