Free Massachusetts Campus Given To Christian Foundation
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By G. Jeffrey MacDonald
Religion News Service
(RNS) Christian institutions hoping to win a free campus in western Massachusetts might soon face competition from others who are willing to pay for it, according to terms of a year-end donation from the property's billionaire owners.
Last week (Dec. 28), Hobby Lobby Stores donated a 217-acre campus in Northfield, Mass., to the National Christian Foundation (NCF), a Georgia-based charity that administers donor-advised funds.
NCF now plans to do what Hobby Lobby has tried in vain to do since acquiring the property in 2009: give it to a Christian institution that will honor the legacy of its founder, 19th-century evangelist D.L. Moody.
"We're committed to maintaining the spirit with which the campus was founded," said Aimee Minnich, president of NCF's office in Olathe, Kansas, in an email. "So our first intent would be to find an educational institution as the final owner of the property."
NCF received no requirements fro
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