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Legacy of giving reaches MMSC

Foundation gets $100,000 from Hunts

October 1, 2013
By ANDREW POTTER - Staff Writer ( , Times-Republican

Diane and Joe Hunt are on a mission to have Joe's parents, Verle and Ellen Hunt, live on through their giving to the community.

That mission made a stop at Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center Monday as they presented a $100,000 check to the MMSC Foundation, courtesy of the Verle Hunt estate.

"We are so grateful for this charitable gift," said Val Ruff, director of the foundation.

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Joe and Diane Hunt, at right, presented a $100,000 check to Kevin Hitchins of the Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center Foundation Monday at the hospital. The money is from the estate of Joe’s parents, Verle and Ellen Hunt. Also pictured, from left, is Hilary Dolbee, chief financial officer of MMSC and Val Ruff, director of the MMSC Foundation.

Ruff said the money will be used toward the upcoming building project at MMSC.

Diane Hunt said this donation is one of 12 they are making totaling more than $1 million in the community.

"They just wanted to give back to the community and have chosen several charities," she said.

Larry McKibben was the longtime attorney for Verle and Ellen and he said these donations speak to the giving nature of area residents.

"Marshalltown has a long history of charitable leaders and I think Verle and Ellen have joined that leadership," McKibben said.

Kevin Hitchins, president of the MMSC Foundation, said he hopes people follow the Hunts' lead and that this donation will lead to others for the foundation in the future.



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