Jean E. Pugh

In 2010, The Library formed the DCLS Children’s Endowment Fund, which was made possible by a generous bequest from the estate of Jean E. Pugh.

Ms. Pugh was a longtime Harrisburg resident, a teacher in the Harrisburg School District, a supporter of the library and was invested in the education of children. Born February 25, 1910 in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late William and Belle (Jones) Pugh; was a graduate of the Harrisburg school system and West Chester University; and did her graduate work at Temple University. After she received her degree, she pursued a long career as a grade-school teacher in the Harrisburg School District. In honor of her commitment to children and education, the library system has established this fund, the interest of which will be used to provide children’s library services throughout the county.

The establishment of the fund came at a time when the library had renewed and strengthened its commitment to serve as a partner with schools and parents to help children succeed by supporting early learning and building a strong foundation for literacy and lifelong learning.

The library system is grateful and inspired by Ms. Pugh’s legacy and her vision for “lighting the way for learning” by remembering the library in her will. Children now and in the future will benefit from her generosity.