Millicent (Wilson) Hearts, Philanthropist

Title

Millicent (Wilson) Hearts, Philanthropist

Description

Millicent Hearst (1882 - 1974) is best known for founding the Free Milk Fund for Babies in 1921. For decades, it helped provide milk to the poor people of New York City, raising money through a variety of activities, such as boxing matches. However, Hearst did not stop there. Her social activism earned her the position of Chairman of the Mayor’s Committee of Women on National Defense, which sponsored events and rallies. In addition to serving on wartime committees, she went on to host a multitude of fundraisers for causes such as crippled children and the New York Journal Christmas Fund. Eleanor Roosevelt joined her at many of these charitable functions during the Great Depression.

Creator

J.E. Purdy

Date

1906

Source

Photograph of Millicent Hearst, a philanthropist who held charitable fund raisers for several different causes, including crippled children and unemployed girls.

Source: Millicent Hearst. (n.d.). Hearst Castle. Retrieved October 12, 2012, from http://bit.ly/SWBNcP

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Relation

Rights

Library of Congress

Publisher

Library of Congress

Contributor

J.E. Purdy

Format

Photograph

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Women

Coverage

Historic

Files

milicenthearst.jpg

Reference

J.E. Purdy, Millicent (Wilson) Hearts, Philanthropist, Library of Congress, 1906

Cite As

J.E. Purdy, “Millicent (Wilson) Hearts, Philanthropist,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed May 17, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/64.