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Philanthropist Evelyn Haas dies at 92

SAN FRANCISCO - Evelyn Haas, a prominent philanthropist and widow of Levi Strauss & Co. chief executive Walter Haas Jr., has died. She was 92.

Haas' death Wednesday was announced by her charitable foundation, The Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund.

Fund officials say she led the foundation in contributing more than $364 million to organizations and projects that included the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the restoration of San Francisco's Crissy Field.

She met Walter Haas while he was attending Harvard Business School.

After marrying, the couple moved to San Francisco in 1940. They owned the Oakland Athletics from 1980 to 1995. Walter Haas died in 1995. - AP

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