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Partners and contestant fundraising bolster Miss America finances

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Miss New York Mallory Hagan reacts after she is crowned Miss America 2013 in Las Vegas in January.

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The Miss America Organization has weathered financial downturns in recent years, but the institution has survived, in part by partnering with other charities and requiring its contestants help cover scholarship costs with new fundraising.

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Miss New York Mallory Hagan reacts after she is crowned Miss America 2013 in Las Vegas in January.