In fact, his first two candy companies were met with failure. It wasn’t until his third business that Milton’s hard work and talent paid off. From then on, Milton prospered as a successful businessman and generous humanitarian that improved the lives of thousands.
Following Catherine’s death, Milton gifted the Hershey School Trust with his entire fortune. The School Trust provides for the well-being of Milton’s community.
Milton founded the M.S. Hershey Foundation to provide cultural opportunities for workers and residents in his community.