The Joyners have made the gifts as remainder trusts, so that thecolleges will receive the bequests after the couple's deaths.
Joyner said the gifts were meant as a "pay-back" to Southeast Raleigh,where he had established his successful company, Joyner Realty.
The Joyners live in West Raleigh. Neither ever attended Shaw or St.Augustine's; Joyner is a UNC graduate.
Officials at both Shaw and St. Augustine's expressed gratitude for theJoyners' generosity, which came to both institutions as unsoliciteddonations.
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