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2 finalists named for free campus in western Mass.

Billionaire family names 2 finalists for Mass. campus they are giving away for free By The Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) ' The billionaire family that's giving away a 217-acre campus in western Massachusetts has narrowed the potential recipients to two.

Grand Canyon University, a for-profit Christian school in Arizona, and the North American Mission Board, the Southern Baptist Convention's missions and evangelism arm, are the last groups in the running for the Northfield, Mass., site.

The Green family of Oklahoma will make a decision in the coming weeks.



The Greens obtained the former property of Northfield Mount Hermon prep school in 2009, intending to give it to a new Christian college. When that fell through, the Greens decided to give it away to a conservative Christian group. There have been dozens of suitors.

Grand Canyon would establish a second campus there. The mission board would train missionaries and create a pastoral retreat.


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