Saban Center Donation

December 13, 2019

For the city’s 200th birthday, Nick and Terry Saban gave the children of Tuscaloosa a $1.25 million gift.

With a $250,000 pledge from the Nick’s Kids Foundation and another $1 million donation from the family, the Saban’s will kickstart the funding of a new, state-of-the-art interactive learning center that will offer science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs, theater, literature and outdoor recreation.

“In recognition of this unparalleled generosity, this place of learning and discovery will be forever known as the Saban Center,” said Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox in announcing the project. “Tuscaloosa is in competition with the world, and our children deserve an opportunity to compete.”