Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Grove legacy: Staggering $3.5M gift has human side - Local News - publicopiniononline.com

Grove legacy: Staggering $3.5M gift has human side - Local News - publicopiniononline.com: "Grove legacy: Staggering $3.5M gift has human side
Staff writer
Public Opinion/Markell DeLoatch
Hitting the right notes: Shaliqua Johnson Long plays the piano during practice Monday at the Cumberland Valley School of Music. Shaliqua, who lives in Waynesboro, is one of about 350 students who take lessons at Cumberland Valley School of Music, which got a check for $50,000 and the possibility of $100,000 more.

You would have to save $40,000 a year for more than 87 years to accumulate the $3.5 million that Cora I. Grove donated Monday to 14 nonprofit groups in the community.
In a remarkable display of philanthropy, the widow of industrialist John L. Grove announced that she would give millions from her family's fortune to underwrite efforts to improve education, health care and culture.
She promised $500,000 toward a new cancer center, $500,000 for a new library and $250,000 to a benevolent fund at the Menno Haven retirement community. Other funds will build a dining hall at a Boy Scout camp in Fort Littleton and a courtyard at a new medical center in McConnellsburg, plus give a cash infusion to endowments at a Chambersburg music school, a Greencastle library and Franklin County's United Way. "

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