Irving I. Stone

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To be distinguished from Irving Stone the novelist

Irving I. Stone (1909 in Cleveland – January 19, 2000) was an American philanthropist, businessman, and founder-chairman of American Greetings.[1]

The Jerusalem suburb of Kiryat Yearim, also known as Telz-Stone, was named in his honor.


Among the causes supported by Stone were Yeshiva University and the Chinuch Atzmai Torah schools in Israel.[2] The Stones supported projects under the guidance of Rabbi Nachum Zev Dessler, in Cleveland.[3] Irving I. Stone was also the main benefactor to Camp Stone, a Zionist summer camp in Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania.[4]


  1. ^ Congressional Record: n 109-122 pp 1963-1966 Congress - 2010 "Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Irving I. Stone, founder of American Greetings Corporation"
  2. ^ New York Times paid obituary notices January 19, 2000
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