Donated houses benefit Valley foundation

Harold Yudkin ’33 died in 2004, but his sense of philanthropy is still being felt in Derby, Conn., where he lived, practiced law and was a commercial developer for many years. Two homes that Yudkin and his widow, Selma, owned in Derby are being donated to the Valley Community Foundation, which will sell them to establish a fund in their names. “My uncle was the most amazing person ever,” said his niece, who is handling the transaction. Besides his business dealings, he was a historian, she said, with a keen interest in Benedict Arnold. And he had a heart: People coming to him for a divorce could expect Yudkin to first try to get them to work out their problems, she added. [More...]

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