United Way given bequest from late philanthropist's estate
June 12, 2013
Sometimes, philanthropists' generous efforts extend past their time on Earth. It's not uncommon for schools, charities and other nonprofit organizations to receive donations that come from the estates of individuals who have passed away.
According to The Oregonian, late Portland-based developer John Gray left a bequest of $2 million to United Way of the Columbia-Willamette when he passed in October 2012. The funds will go toward benefiting children and families considered below the poverty line with the hope of making these populations more financially stable.
The news source said that Gray was involved in aiding local organizations for a number of years. Gray, along with his wife Betty, were dedicated to improving the environment, schools, housing and underserved communities.
This makes United Way a perfect recipient for the bequest. The official website detailed that the organization's cause is committed to equipping people with the tools they need to access a good education, achieve financial stability and lead a healthy lifestyle.
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