Hershey Community Partnerships
Our Partners in the Mission
Milton Hershey’s businesses still thrive today. Known within the “family” as the Hershey entities, these companies support MHS financially through corporate profits. They also connect with MHS students in meaningful ways. We value our Hershey community partnerships, which directly support the Milton Hershey School mission.
Milton Hershey owned many area companies, and created the Hershey Trust Company four years before founding Milton Hershey School in 1909. The company serves to administer, support, and fund the school’s trust. Profits from the Hershey entities are used to support the school. Today, the trust totals over $16 billion.
The mission to serve even more children continues to grow! In 2020, we announced the creation of Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning, a subsidiary of MHS focused on early education for lower-income children.
Learn About The Hershey Entities
The Hershey Company
The Hershey Company is the leading North American candy maker. It is known for HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Bar, KISSES Milk Chocolates, and REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups. It also manages a snacks division. The Hershey Company is committed to bringing people together. It seeks to provide delicious products and spread goodness through charitable work.
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts is a world-class entertainment and hospitality company. It owns and operates (or supports) many of the attractions, dining, recreational activities, resorts, and entertainment venues across Hershey, including Hersheypark. HE&R seeks to provide an outstanding experience for all guests.
Hershey Trust Company
Hershey Trust Company is a state-chartered trust company. It provides administration for and investment management of the Milton Hershey School Trust, the M.S. Hershey Foundation Trust, and the Hershey Cemetery Trust. The Trust is governed by a Board of Managers, the same group that governs MHS.
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is home to Penn State College of Medicine. The company seeks to train tomorrow’s leaders in medicine. In 1963, the M.S. Hershey Foundation offered Penn State $50 million to establish a teaching hospital/medical school in the area. Today, this hospital treats nearly one million patients annually.
Collaborating to Help Students
- Office and factory tours and learning
- Part-time jobs
- Professional internships and co-ops
- Pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeships