Meet Joan Kroc, Philanthropist & Kroc Center Benefactor

Joan Kroc, wife of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, said that she took a tour of San Diego and it was then that she recognized a community that was in desperate need of a safe gathering place, a place with facilities and trained professionals to nurture children’s social skills, arts appreciation and athletic potential. She described The Kroc Center as being a beacon of light and hope in the community.

Mrs. Kroc entrusted The Salvation Army with $90 million to build the first Kroc Center in the Rolando neighborhood of San Diego. Sadly, she passed away a little more than a year after it opened. She was so pleased with what was accomplished here that she left $1.5 billion to The Salvation Army to build centers like this across the country. Today, there are 26 Kroc Centers nationwide.

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“Slavery is illegal in every country, yet it is present in 87% of all nations” The Salvation Army is a proud coalition partner of #enditmovement ❌ Join the fight for freedom by raising awareness or donate at enditmovement.com
In honor of #blackhistorymonth we’re hosting a tribute to African American dancers!  Event is #FREE but space is limited #krocgreenville #ballet
Who else is FEELING this weather? Members and staff are beaming like the sun! Keep the good vibes going with this month’s #groupfit mixer when it goes down (6pm-7:30pm) 😉 📸: @mr.doit
Happy #valentines , Kroc fam!🌷🌺🌸🌷We’re here to help you burn off all that dessert 😉 #groupfitmixer #krocgreenville #centerofFITNESS
Our performing arts center is SCCT’s 2nd Stage! Visit SC Children’s Theater website to purchase tix! @sc_childrenstheatre
We have crafts, swim, and gym time for you and your little one, 10am-12pm! Visit our site for more information and to purchase tickets online 🙂 #krocgreenville #centerofFAMILY
See you Monday night @ 6:30! Spectators welcome #KAL #krocadultleagues #basketball #adultleague #sports #fitness #yeahthatgreenville
Breathe.  It’s finally the weekend.  February’s #groupfitmixer coming at you next Friday! Details at KrocGreenville.org #someBODYtolove
Side effects of wearing the “fun” shirt include dancing like no one’s watching.  Unfortunately, we were not only watching, but we had a camera #tbt #kroctoberfest2017 #centerofFUN #krocgreenville #yeahthatgreenville

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