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3 local foundations donate $750K to downtown Tyler History Center

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning Valley Historical Society has received three major gifts from foundations totaling $750,000, which will be used toward creation of the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center.

The Andrews, Beecher and Hynes foundations, which are managed by Huntington Bank’s trust department, have pledged a combined total of $750,000. The gifts bring the fundraising campaign to $4.6 million of its $6 million goal.

“The history center campaign is the largest, most-significant endeavor the historical society has ever undertaken,” said David Sabine, head of Huntington’s trust department and MVHS board president. “The trustees of these three foundations felt that the center was important enough to make a major commitment of support.”

The regional history museum will be housed in the Burt Building, 325 W. Federal St., downtown, which is undergoing a complete renovation.

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