Hood College receives additional transformational gift from George B. Delaplaine Jr.
Additional gift to school of business makes Delaplaine largest living donor in Hood College history
FREDERICK, Maryland —
Delaplaine, a prominent Frederick businessman, first provided a major gift to endow the new School of Business in 2018 at a ceremony on campus attended by members of the Hood community and local business and community leaders. Delaplaine also received the President’s Medal for Hope, one of the college’s core values, at the ceremony.
Delaplaine is chairman of Delaplaine Foundation, Inc. and president of Great Southern Enterprises, Inc. He served as past president and CEO of the Great Southern Printing and Manufacturing Company, parent company of the Frederick News-Post, GS Communications, Inc., the Job Shop and GS Net.Works. He held positions of editor and publisher, reporter and columnist of the newspapers for five decades and served as CEO of cable operations. He was inducted into the Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame by the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce.
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