Death of Philadelphia Inquirer owner Lewis Katz in small-plane accident leaves hole in regional philanthropy; he gave generously to youth charities and education.
"Katz gave back liberally to organizations throughout his hometown. He made generous contributions to help build two Boys & Girls Clubs in Camden and went on to sit on the board of governors for the organization. The two clubs serve nearly 3,000 young people each year. Katz also founded two charter schools, the Katz Academies, in the Parkside and Cramer Hill sections of Camden. He also supported an annual scholarship program and field trips for children in the Nazarene Baptist Church congregation. Katz made similar contributions to Catholic schools in the region. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of the Diocese of Camden said Katz had an 'outstanding devotion to humanity.'" -- Queen Muse, NBCPhiladelphia.com