Anna T. Jeanes

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Anna T. Jeanes

Anna T. Jeanes (7 April 1822 – 24 September 1907) was an American philanthropist. She was born in Philadelphia, the city where she gave Spring Garden Institute, a technical school, $5,000,000; $100,000 to the Hicksite Friends; $200,000 to the Quaker schools of Philadelphia; and $200,000 to the Home for Aged Friends, now known as Stapeley In Germantown, a retirement home where she spent the closing years of her life. In 1907 she transferred to the trusteeship of Booker T. Washington and Hollis B. Frissell the sum of $1,000,000 to be known as "The Fund for Rudimentary Schools for Southern Negroes" and to be used exclusively for the benefit of elementary negro schools in the South. The Jeanes Foundation worked in close cooperation with the General Education Board.

Jeanes Hospital[edit]

Jeanes Hospital is an acute care community hospital located in the Fox Chase section of Northeast Philadelphia. In 1996, Jeanes Hospital became part of the Temple University Health System. The hospital was founded in 1928, through a provision in the will of Anna T. Jeanes, who created an endowment for the establishment of a hospital for "Cancerous, Nervous, and Disabling Ailments." She maintained a home on the grounds that are now the Jeanes Hospital campus.[1]


  • Bernet, Claus (2011). "Anna T. Jeanes". In Bautz, Traugott. Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL) (in German). 32. Nordhausen: Bautz. cols. 740–742. ISBN 978-3-88309-615-5.
  • Chirhart, Ann Short (January 20, 2006). "Jeanes Teachers". New Georgia Encyclopedia.
  • "The Women Who Ran the Schools", a history exhibit from Durham County Library
  • PD-icon.svg This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainGilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "JEANES, ANNA T.". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.
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  1. ^ "Our History: Comfort & Compassion. Health & Wellness. For More Than 80 Years". Jeanes Hospital. Jeanes Hospital. Retrieved 25 April 2014.I
  2. ^ World Book Encyclopedia 1955 Anna Jeanes

Further reading[edit]

  • Riley, L (1971). Notable American Women: 1607–1950.
  • Malone, Cheryl. "Jeanes, Anna Thomas". American Nation Biography Online. Retrieved March 25, 2017.