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Beneficence

Beneficence serves as the motto and logo for Ball State University, located in Muncie, Indiana.

In 1939, a small group of men decided to establish a permanent symbol of Muncie and Ball State University's gratitude for the Ball family's extensive generosity.

This group contacted renowned sculptor Daniel Chester French, who would then sculpt and name Beneficence, which he felt aptly described the feelings of the community and the actions of the Ball brothers. Finally erected in the midst of the Great Depression, Beneficence has become a chief icon of the University, and it symbolizes the selflessness of the Ball family in their affection for the community.

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