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Lemonis makes a $3 million challenge

(Jan. 2, 2017) -- Lemonis will match half of every dollar raised, up to $2 million donated to UM athletics. That would result in a $1 million gift from Lemonis and $3 million combined with donors.

CHICAGO — Chicago businessman Marcus Lemonis donated $250,000 to University of Miami, to support its athletics department. And he threw in a challenge.

Lemonis will match half of every dollar raised, up to $2 million donated to UM athletics. That would result in a $1 million gift from Lemonis and $3 million combined with donors.

Earlier this year, the Miami native offered a similar challenge to Marquette University, his alma mater. If donors there could raise $700,000, he’d contribute $300,000. They exceeded the challenge.

Read the full story by Shia Kapos.

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