Bethune-Cookman alum Harold Lucas gives $100,000 gift to university

When he was nine years old Harold V. Lucas Jr. use to sleep in the house of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, the founding president of Bethune-Cookman University, while his father worked late into the night as her corresponding secretary.

“Daddy set up the first accounting system for the school,” Lucas said. The Lucas family has a 75-year history with the historically black university in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Continuing the ‘lasting example of philanthropy’ that his father instilled in him Lucas is giving a six-figure trust of $100,000 to his Alma mater as a gift.

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