The Big Think

December 13, 2007

Philanthropist

Filed under: Education — jasony @ 12:28 am

Every child born in Maine will be eligible for a $500 college savings nest egg, thanks to the generosity of a shoe company founder who never attended college himself.

A foundation started by the late Harold Alfond, founder of Dexter Shoe Co., will give new parents an opportunity to sign up for a $500 down payment for their young son or daughter’s college education.

good on him. link.

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