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June 04, 2015

Cleveland Foundation Gets $23 Million From Builder's Estate

The Cleveland Foundation announced a $23 million donation Wednesday from the estate of local businessman Albert Higley Jr., writes The Plain Dealer. The gift supplements the Higley Fund set up by Mr. Higley and his wife, Beverly, in 1994, which has donated $8.1 million to organizations throughout the Cleveland region.

Mr. Higley, who died in 2012, was the chairman and chief executive of the Albert M. Higley Company, a construction firm established by his father in 1925. Ms. Higley died last year. The Higley Fund, now headed by one of their children, gives to the American Red Cross and an array of local nonprofits that provide food, shelter, health care, and other services for the needy.