HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro today issued the following statement on the Hershey Trust’s proposal to expand its impact and invest more of its considerable resources educating Pennsylvania’s children through its Early Childhood Education Initiative:
“As Attorney General, I have pushed the Hershey Trust to better meet its charitable mission by expanding its impact and investing more of its considerable resources educating Pennsylvania’s children. I challenged the Trust’s Board to reimagine the educational support it provides and to think creatively about how to put to use its accumulated income while continuing to honor the intentions of Milton and Catherine Hershey.
“After many months of review, vetting and discussion, my office looks forward to the presentation of the Trust’s proposal before the Orphans’ Court in determining if the new early childhood education program meets those goals. As the people’s Attorney General, I am determined to ensure more children benefit from the legacies of Milton and Catherine Hershey.”
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