Dexter Resident leaves $8.4 M to Shriners

A late Dexter resident who supported many worthy Stoddard County projects has donated more than $8.4 million to Shriners Hospitals for Children – St. Louis.

Well-known Southeast Missouri businessman and philanthropist Norman Harty dedicated much time and effort to the Three Rivers Shrine Club and supporting Shriners Hospitals for Children, according to a press release from Shriners officials. Harty died in 2017.

Harty’s generous gifts will help support world-class orthopaedic health care for children, regardless of their family’s ability to pay, officials said.

“Thanks to the generosity of donors like Mr. Harty, our hospital can provide care to help children beyond the limits of their insurance and ensure confidence they are receiving the best care possible,” said Chief of Staff Scott Luhmann, M.D.

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