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December 22, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bruce H. Hooper, 82, of Newtown Square, a philanthropist, history buff and veteran of the Marine Corps, died Thursday, Dec. 12, in Dunwoody Village after a long illness. Mr. Hooper, formerly of Radnor, grew up in Wynnewood. He graduated from Lower Merion High School in 1948 and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1952, where he was a member of Delta Psi fraternity. He joined the Marine Corps in 1953 as a naval aviator and later served in the Reserve at the Naval Air Station in Willow Grove.
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December 21, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Edna S. Tuttleman, 92, of Merion, a clothing designer and well-known Philadelphia philanthropist, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, of congestive heart failure at her home. Due to Mrs. Tuttleman's largesse, her name appears on many buildings in the Philadelphia area, including the Tuttleman IMAX Theatre at the Franklin Institute, Tuttleman Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Tuttleman Learning Center and Tuttleman Counseling Center at Temple University, Tuttleman Library at Gratz College, Tuttleman Chapel at Temple Adath Israel, and many others.
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October 6, 2013
A story Friday on a service honoring Staff Sgt. Randall Shughart, a Pennsylvanian killed in a 1993 battle in Somalia, misstated how many Pennsylvanians died in that battle. Sgt. First Class Earl Fillmore Jr., 28, of Blairsville, also died. In addition, Inquirer reporter Mark Bowden's series on the events did not receive a Pulitzer Prize. A story Friday about Camphill Village Kimberton Hills misspelled the name of the philanthropist Mabel Pew Myrin.
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October 2, 2013 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
ABOUT 20 PROTESTERS chanted outside a North Philadelphia charter school yesterday afternoon, claiming a group of visiting philanthropists were "deciding what education looks like in America, not the parents, not the students. " The activists from Fight for Philly and the Philadelphia Coalition Advocating for Public Schools protested outside Grover Cleveland Mastery Charter School on 19th Street near Erie Avenue, where attendees of a conference, "All of the Above: How Donors Can Expand a City's Great Schools," were taking a tour.
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July 4, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Paul A. Tanker, 86, of Philadelphia, a philanthropist and actuarial company founder, died Monday, July 1, at Einstein Medical Center of complications from a stroke. He became ill Saturday while playing tennis at the Germantown Cricket Club. He lived in Cherry Hill and Wyndmoor before moving to the city several years ago. In 1960, with a $2,000 loan from friends, he created Paul A. Tanker & Associates, a pension and actuarial consulting firm in Center City. The company grew from two employees to 55 before he sold it in 1989 to Noble Lowndes, an international benefits company.
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July 1, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philip B. Lindy, 83, of Center City, a philanthropist known for his work in city neighborhoods with Drexel University, died Saturday, June 29, of a heart attack. Born in Philadelphia in 1930, Mr. Lindy married Annabel Lindy in December 1951. She died in 2010. Mr. Lindy graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1952, served briefly in the Navy, and then founded a construction and contracting company, Lindy Bros., with his two brothers in the mid-1950s.
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May 31, 2013 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
A prominent local philanthropist warned Wednesday that the Philadelphia School District's looming financial crisis would be disastrous for city schools and students, and urged residents in the region to support increased funding. "I'm going to be giving a call to action to the citizens of this region - not just Philadelphia," Carole Haas Gravagno, chair of the Stoneleigh Foundation, said at a news conference at the district's headquarters. "I live in Wayne, and I care deeply about what happens in Philadelphia because Philadelphia is the hub of the region.
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May 31, 2013 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
Paul A. Richardson, 67, a Center City radiologist and philanthropist who loved music, photography, and racing sports cars, died Monday, May 27, of cardiac arrest at his second home in Wrightstown, Bucks County. Born in Manchester, England, Dr. Richardson went to medical school in England and then came to the United States, where he completed specialty studies at Cornell and New York Universities. In 1977, he was at New York Presbyterian Hospital when he met Linda DiNubile, a Philadelphian working in New York as a bank officer.
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April 26, 2013
Kathryn Wasserman Davis, 106, a globe-trotting philanthropist who provided the start-up funds that her husband, Shelby Cullom Davis, used to become one of America's most successful investors, has died. She died Tuesday at her home in Hobe Sound, Fla., her family said. No cause was given. Ms. Davis' father, Joseph Wasserman, was the longtime chairman of the Artloom Corp. of Philadelphia, a maker of Wilton rugs. His fortune survived the market crash of 1929 because he was "part of a canny minority who kept their money in government bonds," John Rothchild wrote in his 2003 book, The Davis Dynasty: Fifty Years of Successful Investing on Wall Street.
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January 4, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
ROBERT K. Greenfield was a prominent Philadelphia lawyer for 50 years, but even after retiring and moving to Florida, he just couldn't quit making his mark on the world. He had a second career as a philanthropist, establishing two important prizes for investigative journalists and artists, as well as taking an active role in cultural and political activities well into his 90s. And he never let obstacles slow him down. "He was gifted with a keen intellect and a lifelong ability to focus and pursue goals which often would seem unachievable," said his son Bill.
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