A foundation started by a Texas oilman and his wife has donated $25 million to a Dallas-area Boy Scouts group.
Philanthropists Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones announced the gift on Monday to the Circle Ten Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Boy Scouts officials say it is the second-largest gift ever made to their organization.
Trevor Rees-Jones, himself a former scout, said in a statement that it was "the right gift to the right group," adding that the Boy Scouts are "part of the service-first fabric of this country."
The gift will establish an endowment program aimed at at-risk youth and pay for capital improvements to the council's four camp properties.
Published at 9:00 AM CDT on Oct 5, 2010
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