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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.

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A historical view of Milton Hershey's chocolate factory.

Family History

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

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts operates Hersheypark as well as other attractions and resort properties.

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.

The Hershey Company headquarters in located in downtown Hershey, Pennsylvania.

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.

The Hershey Trust Company is located in High Point Mansion in Hershey, Pennsylvania. MHS Board of Managers meet here.

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.

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is located in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

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.

A Milton Hershey School student working a part-time job at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts.

Collaborating to Help Students

The Hershey entities actively engage with Milton Hershey School students. They generously donate candy, snacks, and entertainment access to the MHS community. Additionally, the entities impact personal student lives through:
Leaders of the entity companies also encourage their staffs to connect. Professionals mentor students and participate in leadership programs on campus. Another connection point, Project Fellowship, is a specific Hershey entities program. It partners entity employees with an MHS student home. The adults and students participate in a series of fun social events. They are partnered the entire school year and build meaningful relationships.

Milton Hershey School does not discriminate in admissions or other programs and services on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, religious creed or disability. Read important MHS policies on equal opportunity and diversity, equal employment opportunity, and more.