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He clipped coupons, wore sweaters with holes in them to make people think he was poor and took a bus — not a cab — to the University of Washington when he attended an alumni luncheon in his later years.
Only a tight circle of family and friends knew that MacDonald was nurturing a secret fortune. When he died in September at the age of 98, he left in his will a $187.6 million charitable trust to Seattle Children’s Research Institute, the University of Washington School of Law and the Salvation Army.
It is the largest philanthropic gift in Washington state this year, and the sixth-largest in the country in 2013, Children’s officials said.
This is a great story.
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Why isn’t there a Wonder Woman movie yet?
For a while it seemed like it might even happen (Joss Whedon was signed on and everything!), but the project foundered, as did 2011’s extremely short-lived Wonder Woman TV series. Fortunately, independent production company Rainfall Films has stepped forward to fill the Diana-shaped hole in our lives.
Starring Rileah Vanderbilt, this fan-made short film has professional production values. It’s basically a trailer for a movie that doesn’t exist in real life. I watched it, and now all I want is more Wonder Woman. [READ MORE]
(via dailydot)Source: hellotailor