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March 25, 1998 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Philanthropist extraordinaire Joan B. Kroc, the widow of McDonald's restaurant magnate Ray Kroc, has given $25 million to the University of San Diego to establish the Mohandas K. Gandhi Institute for Peace and Justice, the university announced Tuesday. The money will be used for construction of the institute and program development, officials said.
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December 24, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Children's Hospital has received a $1-million gift from the estate of Joan Kroc, officials said. Kroc, the widow of McDonald's founder Ray Kroc, died Oct. 12 in Rancho Santa Fe. Her estate was estimated to be worth $1.7 billion. Kroc did not specify how the money is to be spent. The hospital decided to add it to the Children's Patient Care Fund, which allows the hospital to treat children who have little or no health insurance.
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August 14, 1987 | PAUL HOUSTON, Times Staff Writer
Exultant Democrats announced Thursday that they have received their biggest donation ever--$1 million from Joan B. Kroc, owner of the San Diego Padres baseball team, widow of the founder of McDonald's restaurant chain and a registered independent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 2003 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
Joan B. Kroc, the railroad worker's daughter who married a fast-food magnate, owned the San Diego Padres baseball team and donated hundreds of millions of dollars to philanthropic causes, died Sunday at her home in suburban Rancho Santa Fe. She was 75. Kroc suffered from a kind of brain cancer but, in characteristic form, had kept her illness a secret lest her friends find it upsetting. She was the largest single stockholder of McDonald's Corp., with a fortune estimated at $1.2 billion.
SPORTS
April 3, 1990 | CURT HOLBREICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An investment group of 10 Los Angeles and San Diego businessmen, led by television producer Tom Werner, signed a letter of intent Monday to purchase the San Diego Padres, club owner Joan B. Kroc said. Terms of the agreement were not released, but sources have set the price at $75 million. The deal still must be approved by the other 25 major league baseball owners. Jerry Kapstein, Kroc's son-in-law who has been handling sale negotiations, said he expects no difficulty obtaining that approval.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Children's Hospital has received a $1-million gift from the estate of Joan Kroc, officials said. Kroc, the widow of McDonald's founder Ray Kroc, died Oct. 12 in Rancho Santa Fe. Her estate was estimated to be worth $1.7 billion. Kroc did not specify how the money is to be spent. The hospital decided to add it to the Children's Patient Care Fund, which allows the hospital to treat children who have little or no health insurance.
SPORTS
March 6, 1991 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They're gone now, virtually every last one of them. If they haven't been fired, they have quit. Some still are being paid by the club for services rendered. Others are being paid simply to keep their mouths shut. The cast of characters, representing the wacky tradition of the San Diego Padres, is supposed to be fading into the sunset, soon to be forgotten. Everything, in fact, is being done to change the image. The Padres' new owners have hired a new front-office staff.
NEWS
May 20, 1997 | Associated Press
McDonald's heiress Joan Kroc, a daughter of the Midwest, was identified Monday as the angel of Grand Forks, N.D. and East Grand Forks, Minn., who anonymously gave $15 million to the cities' flood victims. Kroc flew into Grand Forks on Saturday for a tour of flood damage. The tail number on her Gulfstream IV jet along with her credit card used to buy jet fuel led the Grand Forks Herald newspaper to her. Sen. Byron L. Dorgan (D-N.D.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1998 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Philanthropist extraordinaire Joan B. Kroc, the widow of McDonald's restaurant magnate Ray Kroc, has given $25 million to the University of San Diego to establish the Mohandas K. Gandhi Institute for Peace and Justice, the university announced Tuesday. The money will be used for construction of the institute and program development, officials said.
NEWS
May 20, 1997 | Associated Press
McDonald's heiress Joan Kroc, a daughter of the Midwest, was identified Monday as the angel of Grand Forks, N.D. and East Grand Forks, Minn., who anonymously gave $15 million to the cities' flood victims. Kroc flew into Grand Forks on Saturday for a tour of flood damage. The tail number on her Gulfstream IV jet along with her credit card used to buy jet fuel led the Grand Forks Herald newspaper to her. Sen. Byron L. Dorgan (D-N.D.
SPORTS
March 6, 1991 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They're gone now, virtually every last one of them. If they haven't been fired, they have quit. Some still are being paid by the club for services rendered. Others are being paid simply to keep their mouths shut. The cast of characters, representing the wacky tradition of the San Diego Padres, is supposed to be fading into the sunset, soon to be forgotten. Everything, in fact, is being done to change the image. The Padres' new owners have hired a new front-office staff.
SPORTS
April 3, 1990 | CURT HOLBREICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An investment group of 10 Los Angeles and San Diego businessmen, led by television producer Tom Werner, signed a letter of intent Monday to purchase the San Diego Padres, club owner Joan B. Kroc said. Terms of the agreement were not released, but sources have set the price at $75 million. The deal still must be approved by the other 25 major league baseball owners. Jerry Kapstein, Kroc's son-in-law who has been handling sale negotiations, said he expects no difficulty obtaining that approval.
SPORTS
October 18, 1989
Agent Jerry Kapstein, son-in-law of San Diego Padres owner Joan Kroc, said Tuesday that he had recently talked with prospective purchasers of the baseball team. Kapstein declined to comment on a possible sale price, but did confirm the club is for sale. Kroc has owned the Padres since the death of her husband, Ray Kroc, in January, 1984. Kroc said she would not consider any bid that would move the Padres.
SPORTS
October 18, 1989
Agent Jerry Kapstein, son-in-law of San Diego Padres owner Joan Kroc, said Tuesday that he had recently talked with prospective purchasers of the baseball team. Kapstein declined to comment on a possible sale price, but did confirm the club is for sale. Kroc has owned the Padres since the death of her husband, Ray Kroc, in January, 1984. Kroc said she would not consider any bid that would move the Padres.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 2003 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
Joan B. Kroc, the railroad worker's daughter who married a fast-food magnate, owned the San Diego Padres baseball team and donated hundreds of millions of dollars to philanthropic causes, died Sunday at her home in suburban Rancho Santa Fe. She was 75. Kroc suffered from a kind of brain cancer but, in characteristic form, had kept her illness a secret lest her friends find it upsetting. She was the largest single stockholder of McDonald's Corp., with a fortune estimated at $1.2 billion.
NEWS
August 14, 1987 | PAUL HOUSTON, Times Staff Writer
Exultant Democrats announced Thursday that they have received their biggest donation ever--$1 million from Joan B. Kroc, owner of the San Diego Padres baseball team, widow of the founder of McDonald's restaurant chain and a registered independent.
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