River Forest's best known couple, Paul and Angel Harvey, are donating $1 million to Chicago's Museum of Broadcast Communications, it was announced Dec. 14. The money will benefit the MBC's capital campaign for its new museum, which is scheduled to open in 2006. According to an MBC spokesperson, the Harvey's gift comes in addition to the more than $2 million they have already contributed to the museum since 1987.
Paul and Angel Harvey, and their son, Paul Harvey, Jr., are all past inductees in the country's only Radio Hall of Fame, which is part of the MBC. The gift helps the beloved brainchild of Oak Park resident Bruce DuMont, who is the museum's founder.
The MBC board recently announced that the public programming venue at the new museum would be named the Angel Harvey Center, in appreciation for her leadership throughout the years. Mrs. Harvey, a member of the MBC board since 1985, serves as a vice president of the museum and has been the major underwriter of the annual Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremony since 1992
The Museum of Broadcast Communications is currently building a new 70,000-square-foot home at State and Kinzie streets in downtown Chicago, with plans to move in by late spring of 2006.