A look at the Hershey Trust

Milton Hershey with one of his students at the Milton Hershey School. (Hershey Food Corp. Public Relations Office, undated photo)
Milton Hershey with one of his students at the Milton Hershey School. (Hershey Food Corp. Public Relations Office, undated photo)

The Hershey Trust, one of Pennsylvania's wealthiest philanthropies, runs a school for disadvantaged children.

 

It is financially supported through the profits of the candy giant Hershey Co., and an entertainment and resort company.

 

But some of the trust's financial dealings raise questions about the management of the core mission: the Hershey School.

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