Philanthropist's gift to community nearly doubles


Martha Beckenholdt

GREENFIELD — A key funding commitment by one of Hancock County’s leading citizens more than 20 years ago has matured into the largest gift to date for the Hancock County Community Foundation.

In December 1993, Martha Beckenholdt, a longtime county business, civic and philanthropic leader, committed nearly $1 million to establish the Martha Beckenholdt Endowment Fund; however, last week, foundation officials found the gift had matured into almost double that: $2,086,164.79.

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