Terre Haute estate donates $1.5 million to four local businesses.

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAVW) – The Wabash Valley Community Foundation distributed money from the J. Morton & June K. Swango Fund to various organizations at June Swango’s request.

June Swango passed away in April of 2019, but her estate left behind a 1.5 million dollar bequest.

A bequest, a provision in a will to make charitable donations, allowed Swango to choose the business close to her to donate to.

Those four recipients of the money include Terre Haute Parks and Recreation Department, TREES Inc., Vigo County Historical Society and Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department.

Each organization received an installment of $12,000 this week.

“They know that they will receive an annual distribution each and every year. They are able within their budget planning to provide an opportunity to perhaps do a special project in the Swango’s name,” says Beth Tevlin, Director of Wabash Valley Community Foundation.

One installment will be given to each organization once a year.

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