Nebraska native donating $2M to Lincoln project

Apr 20, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A great-grandson of Nebraska settlers is donating $2 million to help renovate Centennial Mall in Lincoln.

The Lincoln Journal Star said Friday that Glenn Korff's gift has helped fundraisers meet their $9.6 million goal. The money drive began in 2009 as plans were made to provide durable, accessible walkways and accommodate a wide variety of activities.

The work is expected to begin this summer and be finished by spring 2015, in time for the state's sesquicentennial celebration in 2017.

Korff was raised in Hebron and graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1965. His work took him to New York City, and he's been semiretired since 1992. He lives in Boulder, Colorado now.

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