Wednesday, January 21, 2004

What A Kroc

Yesterday Joan Kroc, deceased wife of McDonald's founder Ray Kroc, bequeathed $1.5 billion to The Salvation Army. According to The New York Times "The gift is the largest single donation that anyone in the worlds of philanthropy and fund-raising could recall - and more than the Salvation Army received from all sources in 2002." What a refreshing gift in a time when vainglorious and/or politically correct giving is all the rage.