Milton Hershey School

The Milton Hershey School is a private philanthropic (pre-K through 12) boarding school in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Originally named the Hershey Industrial School, the institution was founded and funded by chocolate industrialist Milton Snavely Hershey and his wife, Catherine Sweeney Hershey. The school was originally established for impoverished, healthy, Caucasian, male orphans, while today it serves students of various backgrounds. The Milton Hershey School Trust, which funds the school, owns controlling interest in The Hershey Company and owns the Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company (HERCO) which oversees many of the area hotels along with a theme park called Hersheypark. With over six billion dollars in assets, the Milton Hershey School is one of the wealthiest schools in the world. The school is overseen by a Board of Managers.

The school currently serves 1,818 students, and plans to grow to 2,100 students by 2013. A member of CORE: Coalition for Residential Education, it is the largest residential education program in the US.

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Milton Hershey School - Notable Alumni
... Nellie King, a former major league pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, graduated from the school in 1946 ... the Minnesota Vikings, currently on the board of the Hershey Trust Company and Hershey Entertainment Resorts Company, graduated from the school in 1974 ... Marine Corps, sits on the board of the Hershey Trust Company, graduated 1970 Michael J San Filippo (aka Michael Sanford), who prosecuted numerous terrorists in Florida, graduated in 1978 ...
Milton S. Hershey - Philanthropy
... On May 25, 1898, Hershey married Catherine "Kitty" Sweeney ... the couple could not have children, they decided to help others, establishing the Hershey Industrial School with a Deed of Trust in 1909 ... Catherine died prematurely in 1915 and Hershey never remarried ...

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