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Passavant Foundation, US Bank Honor ’75 Years of Local Legacy’

US Bank Wealth Management honored the memory of Leland Capps June 21 with a special blanket presentation to Passavant whose patients benefit from a trust established by Capps 75 years ago.

The Passavant Foundation, along with representatives of US Bank Wealth Management, marked “75 years of local legacy” during an event honoring the establishment of the Leland Capps trust.

During the event, a reproduction of a J. Capps and Sons “Indian blanket” was presented by bank officials to Harry Schmidt, Passavant president and chief executive officer, and Pam Martin, executive director of the Passavant Foundation. Schmidt and Martin accepted the blanket on behalf of the hospital.

Leland Capps is the grandson of the late Joseph Capps, who founded the J. Capps and Sons woolen mill company in Jacksonville in 1838. Leland Capps died in 1943. Seventy-five years later, funds from the trust he established to honor his parents continue to help Passavant patients who cannot afford medical care.

The blanket is on display outside the Passavant Foundation office on the ground floor.

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