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I have the policy of not giving to any individual. I would recommend the policy be continued. If you start making contributions to individuals, you will get overwhelmed by the flood of requests. We are not equipped to check the validity of the individuals. I would hope that the bulk of the money given by the Cowles Charitable Trust, in the first few years after my death, would go to those institutions and organizations which I have supported consistently over the years.”

- Gardner Cowles Jr., April 15th, 1983




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