Zoo, Children’s Museum receive $1.4 million donations

The estate of Indianapolis physician Frances T. Brown has given matching gifts of $1.4 million each to the Indianapolis Zoo and Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

The Children’s Museum donation will support its upcoming Global Perspectives exhibit. The gift to the zoo will go to the Roy Shea Fund, which finances pressing capital needs.

The female physician, who died in 1991 at age 94, served in the Army medical corps in World War I and supported a number of children’s causes. She delivered the last of more than 5,000 babies at age 90.

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