Woman who donated $15M to PNCA dies at 102

Woman who donated $15M to PNCA dies at 102
MONMOUTH, Ore. (AP) - Philanthropist Hallie Ford, who last month made the largest arts donation in Oregon history, has died at age 102.
     
Her family said that she died Monday at an assisted living facility in Monmouth after a brief illness.
     
The widow of timber entrepreneur Kenneth Ford donated heavily to schools and communities in Oregon and in her native Oklahoma.
     
The foundation gave $15 million to the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland in late May. The previous record was a $6 million donation to the Shakespeare Festival in Ashland.
     
In 1996, Ford received the Governor's Arts Award for Arts Patronage and Support of Arts Scholarship Programs.
     
The foundation's Ford Opportunity Scholarship Program benefits single parents who can't afford college.
     
During the past 33 years she also gave $14 million to Willamette University.
    
     
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