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Author Lisa Napoli discusses her book “Ray and Joan” on the life of Joan Kroc Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the Highland Park Public LIbrary. Hilary Anderson/22nd Century Media
Hilary Anderson, Freelance Reporter
7:06 pm CST February 15, 2017

Ray Kroc built a business empire based on fast food but few are aware his wife, Joan, became known as a world-class philanthropist.

It was Joan Kroc’s donation of $225 million to NPR that moved veteran reporter and author Lisa Napoli to research her background and write a book, “Ray and Joan,” published late in 2016.