Changing The World

“..individuals who put a few words in their wills and change the world.”

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I recently came across an article involving a Surprise Millionaire I profiled a while back.  What struck me about the article was the profound statement made by the community director of the foundation that received the bulk of the estate:

“The largest gifts (to the foundation) usually come from good people who lived quietly in service to family, church, and community,” Holmes said. “More and more the foundation is receiving large gifts from individuals who put a few words in their wills and change the world.”

This is true of every Surprise Millionaire that we profile on this blog.  A few simple lines in a will causes a chain reaction that reverberates through peoples’ lives sometimes for generations.  Whether it is fighting poverty, preserving history or protecting the disadvantaged, our Surprise Millionaires make a real impact on their communities and by extension, the world.  What a wonderful way to live your life!

Preserving A Legacy

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The long time Newcomb  New York business owner loved his community In fact, his family had been an integral part of the community since its early beginnings.   So it was no surprise that this generous man left a legacy that would be used to preserve Newcomb’s history and legacy for generations to come.