Lebanon Valley College is the sole benefactor of an estate estimated at $5 million.

The gift is left by John "Jack" Bowman Allwein, who graduated from the college in 1956 and died April 13 at the age of 78.

College President Lewis Thayne said it is the largest estate bequest in the institution's 147-year history.

It is expected that Allwein's estate gift will be used for endowment for financial aid.