Local businessman & theater mogul Herman Stone gives $1 million to MS research
Posted on 24 Apr 2009 by Justin Ruckman
“KANNAPOLIS, NC – Stone, president of Stone Theaters and former owner of Consolidated Theaters joins forces with David Murdock, owner of Castle & Cooke and Dole Foods Company, Inc. and founder of the $1.5 billion dollar NC Research Center (NCRC) in Kannapolis, NC. (…)
Herman Stone, is a generous father making an investment for the health of people across the world; including two of his own children who have MS. (…)
Stone’s lead gift of $1millon is the largest in the history of the National MS Society in the Carolinas and will support the work of Dr. Simon Gregory along with his research team and partners as they begin a new MS research focus at the NC Research Campus. Through the leadership of Mr. Stone, the collaboration between the National MS Society, NCRC and Duke University will redefine public/private partnerships–a core goal and function of David Murdock’s NC Research Campus.”
Read more by Liz Vinson at the National MS Society website.