Milton Hershey School Honors Founders with annual Feast
The Milton Hershey School community honored its founders, Milton and Catherine, at the annual Founders Feast at the Hershey Lodge on Sunday, Nov. 12. The feast served as the culminating event after week-long activities were held in honor of the Hersheys by students and staff.
“Founders Week is designed to inspire, challenge and encourage us to find our deeper purpose,” said President Pete Gurt ’85. “MHS is the best place for you to prepare for your life’s purpose and to figure out how you will contribute to the greater world.”
More than 2,000 members of the Milton Hershey School family gathered together for the special feast and tribute to commemorate the generosity of the Hersheys and their vision to help underprivileged children lead fulfilling and productive lives.
“Milton and Catherine Hershey are looking down and are so incredibly proud of this school and each and every one of you,” Gurt said.
The school’s Deed of Trust was signed by both Milton and Catherine Hershey on Nov. 15, 1909.
View a slideshow of Founders Feast.