WILLMAR - The Central Minnesota Community Foundation has received it's largest donation in it's history.

Alice Cox, who died in December, has given the Community Foundation's affiliate -- the Willmar Area Community Foundation -- her entire estate of over $6 million.

The gift more than doubles the assets of the Willmar Area Community Foundation to $12 million, and will increase the Central Minnesota Community Foundation's assets to more than $71 million.

Cox was born and raised in Lake Lillian.  She lived most of her adult life in California, but returned to Willmar in 2004.