Ruth Lilly, a prolific philanthropist who was the last surviving great-grandchild of pharmaceutical magnate Eli Lilly, has died at age 94.
A family spokesman says Lilly died Wednesday in Indianapolis.
Over the course of her life, the Indianapolis native gave away much of her inheritance from the Eli Lilly & Co. fortune. Court documents showed in 2002 that Lilly had bequeathed nearly $500 million to charitable and arts-related...
"I was assigned to do my fourth grade Famous Hoosier Project on Ms. Ruth Lilly. She sounds like an incredible person. Sometimes at dinner in my house, we read conversation cards with questions on them. ..."
– Catherine Pettigrew, Student,
Carmel, IN, Mar 28, 2016
"It takes Jerry an hour by bus to get to Fairbanks. He volunteers during the patientsí open recreation time in the Ruth Lilly Gym. Jerry, a recovering addict, says he comes each day because it ..."