Appalachian State University has received a $5 million grant from The Leon Levine Foundation of Charlotte.

In recognition of their generosity, Appalachian’s Board of Trustees in December approved naming the facility the Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences. The building will house Appalachian’s Beaver College of Health Sciences.

Leon Levine is the founder of Family Dollar Stores Inc. and has built The Leon Levine Foundation into one of the country’s largest philanthropic organizations. The Foundation’s mission is to improve the human condition by creating permanent, measurable and life-changing impact throughout the Carolinas. Health care is one of the foundation’s key areas of support. 

Nearly 3,500 students are enrolled in the Beaver College of Health Sciences, which offers 10 undergraduate degree programs and six graduate degree programs.