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12/9/13 - WSJ - Astor Estate Donates Money to New York Education Grants

The Trust's new Astor Funds for New York City Education are featured in the Wall Street Journal:

Astor Estate Donates Money to New York Education

Grants Represent Some of Last Gifts in Name of Late Heiress

By Melanie Grayce West

More than six years after the death of philanthropist and socialite Brooke Astor, a first round of charitable donations has been made from a fund created with the assets from her estate, representing some of the last New York philanthropic gifts to be made in her name.

Late last week, the New York Community Trust awarded $9.2 million in grants to New York-based organizations in support of education and literacy programs. Some $7 million will be shared among 15 charities favored by Mrs. Astor. That includes grants to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Wildlife Conservation Society.

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