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2017 News

Gettysburg Foundation Gratefully Acknowledges Major Gift

October 25, 2017


View of Devil's Den from Little Round Top


The Gettysburg Foundation gratefully acknowledges a gift of more than $250,000 from Richard “Dick” Cody, of Chicago, Illinois, who passed away in September 2017. He entrusted the Foundation to use his gift where it is most needed.

Dick was always interested in history, serving as a docent at the Chicago History Museum and joining the Friends of Gettysburg in 1997, with an initial contribution of $25. For many years after, Dick diligently supported the important work of the Gettysburg Foundation and the National Park Service, choosing us among the charities he generously funded through his estate.

“We are thankful to Dick for thinking of us among so many worthwhile philanthropic causes,” said Matthew Moen, president of the Gettysburg Foundation. “In addition to the magnitude of this gift, it comes to us without restrictions, so we are able to put it toward the most pressing priorities of the Gettysburg Foundation and National Park Service.”

The Gettysburg Foundation accepts planned gifts. Please visit our Support page for more information.