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Hobby Lobby Donates $5.65 Million Gift to California Baptist University

RIVERSIDE (Aug. 28, 2013)—California Baptist University has received the largest gift in the history of the institution. The gift, Tahquitz Pines Camp in Idyllwild, Calif., is valued at $5.65 million and was generously donated by Hobby Lobby Stores. The 21-acre property has been used as a Christian camp and retreat since the 1930s and has been managed by CBU for the past year.

“CBU received confirmation on Aug. 26 of the recording of the deed for Tahquitz Pines, which is now officially the property of California Baptist University,” Dr. Ronald L. Ellis, CBU president, announced in a notice to university employees. “We are extremely grateful to Hobby Lobby Stores and reminded of the Scripture that states, ‘Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above...’. (James 1:17 NASB)”

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