The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving told us today that they have raised enough money to fund a new annual scholarship this year in honor of Walter “Doc” Hurley, a former Weaver High School administrator who mentored countless students in Hartford and started his own scholarship program in the mid-1970s.
As we’ve reported, state officials accuse Doc’s daughter, Muriel Hurley, of draining the Doc Hurley Scholarship Foundation’s funds. The state is moving to dissolve the organization.
Linda Kelly, president of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, said the new scholarship fund will continue Doc Hurley’s legacy. He died Feb. 9 at age 91.
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