Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Teacher Leaves Multi-Million Dollar Fortune to Charity

Margaret Linder Southern, a former special-education teacher who lived modestly and loved her dachshunds, Molly and Nancy, left $8.4 million to the Community Foundation to establish an endowment.Greenville Online reports:

Margaret Southern taught special-needs children, cared for her ailing brother for almost a decade and doted on her dachshund Molly.

She would stay up late into the night watching her beloved Braves in her nice, but modest, townhouse in the Glenbrooke neighborhood on Edwards Road.

It was a life of simplicity and privacy.

And so, it was with some surprise that when she died at 94 in October 2012, she had amassed a multimillion-dollar fortune and left $8.4 million of it to the Community Foundation of Greenville to benefit children and animals.

It is by far the largest donation the Community Foundation has received.

The beneficiaries are:

Humane Society
The Meyer Center,
Project Hope
$25,000 Institute for Child Success, Child’s Haven

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