After living a frugal life, a quiet Ohio man has left more than half a million dollars to several nonprofits.Carl A Neff passed away at age 97 and his longtime financial advisor, Jeremy Baynes, says it was in his character to make large donations to causes he believed in. He had no children, so he chose to give his money to those causes.
Neff’s estate left $525-thousand to be split evenly between three organizations that each received $175-thousand. They are all small charities in Ohio, where Neff was from: Hattie Larlham, which provides support to people with developmental disabilities; Coleman Professional Services, which provides mental health, substance use, and rehabilitation services; and Family and Community Services Inc. which helps provide life’s basic needs to people of all ages.
“Other than these three charities, Carl was very generous with his money,” says Baynes. “He had given tens of thousands of dollars to other organizations, as well. What I loved about Carl was, he was so polite, always a gentleman.”
Source: USA Today