Project: The Philanthropic Legacy of Milton S. Hershey

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  • Project Name: The Philanthropic Legacy of Milton S. Hershey
  • Field Researcher: Jimi X
  • Department: Sociology
  • Faculty: Social Sciences
  • Start Date: 17 January 2001
  • End Date: 28 April 2001
  • Assisting Sub-Editor: John-the-Gardener

Project Description

This project will examine the philanthropic legacy of Milton S. Hershey. The founder of Hershey's Chocolate Company had no heirs so he gave away his entire fortune for the benefit of the orphans at the private school which he and his wife founded and to the town which bears his name. It's an unusual and amazing story.

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