The gift from Reid S. Towler was the largest in the organization's history, said Mike Blanchard, the hospice's vice president of development.
“It seems like every time I read obituaries in the newspaper, there is always someone I know who has passed away, and they praise the services of hospice," Towler said in a statement. "I see how Hospice of Wake County takes care of people, and I wanted to help in any way I could.”
Blanchard said that the new hospice home will be named the Reid S. Towler Campus. The $14.5 million campus will also house an administrative center, the Horizons Grief Center and a 50-seat sanctuary.
A former student of Broughton High School, Towler served in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and had a career with an insurance company, New England Mutual of Boston.