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Milton Hershey School

Milton Hershey School began as a vision shared by Milton S. Hershey and his wife, Catherine, to provide a home and education for orphaned children. That dream has grown into what is now a state-of-the-art multi-campus school and home to more than 2,000 income-eligible children from across the United States. By enjoying Hershey’s products and the attractions, dining, recreational activities, and resorts across the Hershey destination, you help the Milton Hershey School continue Mr. Hershey’s vision and the children realize and meet their full potential.

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History & Endowment

Milton and Catherine Hershey founded Milton Hershey School in 1909 to provide a school and home for orphaned boys. They held a strong and unwavering concern for the growth, development, and education of all children, especially those less fortunate. Following the death of Catherine, Milton Hershey donated virtually his entire personal fortune to The Hershey Trust Company to administer, support, and fund Milton Hershey School.

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