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...
"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 gives his life a purpose. Ruth Lilly, a woman with a beautiful spirit and generous ..."
– Helene Cross,
Indianapolis, IN, Jan 10, 2010
"We extend our deepest condolences to the family of Ruth Lilly, a true champion of compassion and generosity. We are deeply grateful for the many ways in which she promoted educational endevours in Indianapolis and beyond."
– Charlie and Elisabeth Culp,
Indianapolis, IN, Jan 08, 2010