PA Historical Marker Dedication for Philanthropic Quaker Anna T Jeanes

September 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Jeanes Hospital
7600 Central Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111
Anne Rudloff

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Jeanes Hospital, and the Anna T. Jeanes Foundation cordially invite the Abington Meeting community to the dedication of an official state historical marker commemorating Anna T. Jeanes, a Philadelphia Quaker. Abington Meeting member Kay Fitzgerald will be the keynote speaker. Join us on Thursday, September 12 at 2 p.m., at Jeanes Hospital, 7600 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. A reception will follow.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Anne Rudloff

Based on the Wikipedia entry on Anna T. Jeanes: (7 April 1822 – 24 September 1907) Anna Jeanes was a Quaker Philanthropist. She was born in Philadelphia, the city where she gave $5,000,000 to the Spring Garden Institute, a technical school that closed in the 1990s; $100,000 to the Hicksite Friends; $200,000 to the Quaker schools of Philadelphia; and $200,000 to the Home for Aged Friends, now known as Stapeley In Germantown, a retirement home where she spent the closing years of her life.

In 1907 she transferred to the trusteeship of Booker T. Washington and Hollis B. Frissell the sum of $1,000,000 to be known as “The Fund for Rudimentary Schools for Southern Negros” and to be used exclusively for the benefit of elementary schools for people of color in the South. The Jeanes Foundation worked in close cooperation with the General Education Board.