Shoe business founder and philanthropist
Harold Alfond, who donated tens of millions of dollars to colleges,
health centers and other nonprofit organizations, has at 93.
The founder of Dexter Shoe Company, Alfond shared his wealth
with the University of Maine, to which he gave more than $8
million, and other causes from baseball fields and community
athletic centers to a cancer treatment center in Augusta that bears
A native of Swampscott, Massachusetts, Alfond was in Maine to be
treated for cancer at the time of his death. He was planning to
return to his home in Palm Beach, Florida.