Friday, November 27, 2009

Charitable Chocolate.

Say what you will about Hershey's Chocolate (or, from me, chocolate in general, ick) but old Milton, a Reformed Mennonite, knew what he was doing in some ways.

He didn't just form a company, he formed an community with hospitals, tree-lined streets, entertainment and schools. One could say his charitable faith informed his charitable work. The fact that he made his fate in Lancaster County, my home, does make me a little impartial, even if I refuse to eat the stuff.

Now it looks like the Hershey's Chocolate company is thinking of leveraging the charitable trust Milton formed in 1909 to give to the community in order to buy Cadbury.



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