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College receives $738,000 for scholarships from estate of 1938 alumna

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

FREDERICK, Md.— Hood College recently received $738,000 from the estate of an alumna that will go toward scholarships for deserving and needy Hood students.

The gift from 1938 graduate Ann Holler Cone, who through philanthropic causes has supported Hood for more than 70 years, will establish the Ann Holler Cone '38 and Frances L. Fuller '39 Scholarship Fund in honor of her cousin Frances Fuller who passed away in 1980.

Cone earned a bachelor of arts in German, with a concentration in education and music sociology. She passed away in March of this year at the age of 96.

An avid traveler who enjoyed civic engagement, Cone also served her community in many capacities, including historical preservation and restoration work for the Little Red School House, established in 1877 in New York City. Cone was also a mentor for youth and served for 18 years as the chairperson of St. Anne's Guild.

"Ann loved her alma mater and was committed to its success," said Hood College vice president of institutional advancement Nancy Gillece. "With this gift she is continuing her legacy of supporting students with financial need. How wonderful that future generations of Hood students will benefit from her generosity."

Cone most recently supported the College's Whitaker Campus Center project in 1995. Originally from the Bronx, Cone graduated from Evander Childs High School in 1934.