The human body is a curiosity. Over the centuries we have come to understand it greatly, and yet, many of its wonders still elude us. There are still many diseases that plague human beings and even with all of the advancements in technology over the last few decades, we still lack long-lasting, definite cures. [...]
It seems as though mother nature is incredibly upset this year. Only a few months prior, North America and the Caribbean Islands were devastated by a series of earthquakes and hurricanes that sent whole countries into disarray. Millions have been affected by these disastrous events, and just when it seemed as though we could look [...]
Philanthropy is a necessity in our society. Whether it is proposed by the wealthy or the poor, philanthropy allows us to better ourselves and our fellow man. It also allows us to learn a great deal about life and what it means to be a better person. Philanthropists are some of the most insightful people [...]
Why does Milton S. Hershey specify that the boards of his charitable entities be the same as the board of their common trustee, Hershey Trust Company? Well, in 1909, Mr. Hershey created the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He stipulated that the Hershey Trust Company, which he owned, be the trustee of the Trust [...]
It feels as if just yesterday Texas, Florida and the Caribbean were all being pelted by disastrous hurricanes. These places have not yet recovered (and will likely not fully recover for several years) and Mother Nature has already shown her fury yet again in the form of Hurricane Maria and a massive earthquake. The Caribbean [...]
As a member of the Hershey community and former CEO of The Hershey Trust Company, I have spearheaded several philanthropic and charitable endeavors and programs for the area; I am no stranger to philanthropy. I embrace it. And the events that are unfolding in Texas are absolutely tragic; they are a reminder of just how [...]
Welcome to Robert Vowler's first post on his community blog.