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Charles A. Jones '42 Family Endowment Will Benefit Community

July 1, 2011

99963July 1, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — "To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Putnam County Foundation and as part of the Silver Anniversary League of donors, the family of the late Charles A. Jones has established the Charles A. Jones Family Endowment," begins a story in today's Banner-Graphic of Greencastle. "The unrestricted community endowment will provide discretionary funds to the Putnam County Community Foundation." [Ralph Taylor photo from Old Gold Day 1964 shows: Charles and Ann Jones with children Thad II (then age 10), Stephen (17) and Margaret (13)]

"In 1975 Charles A. Jones (Charlie) and his wife of 30 years, Ann M. Jones, gave 25 acres of prime U.S. 231 road frontage for the construction of the new Putnam County Hospital," notes the newspaper. "It was then that Charlie voiced his hope that some day there would be a conduit through which other donations benefiting the community might flow. From that conversation was born the idea of a community foundation in Putnam County. And 35 years later, his family established the Charles A. Jones Family Endowment in his memory. Through his children and grandchildren and now their children, Charlie's love for Greencastle and the farm lives on. 2985Emily (Jones) Knuth ['99], her husband, Dennis, children Eleanor and Charles, along with Olivia (Jones) Query, her husband, Cory, and their son Beau Charles, and Kathryn and Stephen Jones ['69] have established the Charles A. Jones Family Endowment in his memory."

Charles Jones was a 1942 graduate of DePauw; his wife Ann (Montgomery) graduated cum laude in 1944.

"It is our hope that for Greencastle and Putnam County, the best is yet to come," according to the Jones family.

Read more at the newspaper's website.

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