Classic Planned Giving Story: Donor No One Pays Much Attention to Leaves Huge Bequest

As a follow-up to yesterday’s post on the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s top 50 mega donor list from 2011, read this classic planned giving tale that resulted in a $30 million bequest to a community hospital:

http://philanthropy.com/article/2012-Philanthropy-50-Donors/130542

Anyone in the planned giving field can testify to numerous times people showing up at the nonprofit’s door or at an event, not seeming like a prospect for a gift in the least and turning out to be very large donor (posthumously or otherwise).

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