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Social Worker Led Frugal Life To Donate Nearly $ 11 Million To Children's Charities: NPR



Alan Naiman, a Washington state social worker, photographed in 2013, left most of his $ 11 million home to children's charities when he died.
                
                
                    
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Alan Naiman, a Washington state social worker, photographed in 2013, left most of his $ 11 million estate on children's charities when he died.

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Alan Naiman as being frugal. He wore old shoes, bought his clothes at the grocery store, drove jalopies and ate at cheap restaurants.

Naiman left most of his $ 11 million spent on cancer in January, at age 63, the people around him were abandoned, impoverished, sick and disabled children.

"He left it all to charities – mostly to kids, the section of society that could not really help themselves," his friend Shashi Karan told NPR.

Naiman had no spouse or biological children. Michael Jackson Gives $ 1.8 Billion To Financial Aid At Johns Hopkins University [19659012] He said: "It's about $ 67,200 a year," Naiman was a banker.

"He made a career change to social services, probably around the time he was fostering," Washington said State Department of Children, Youth and Families spokeswoman Debra Johnson told NPR. A dedicated and valued employee, he shared fond memories of the children he fostered with colleagues, she said.

Naiman thought about taking more road trips.

He was diagnosed with cancer or moving to a new house with a view, Karan said. But those dreams receded after the diagnosis. Instead, he spent his time researching charities.

He would joke that he was doing "work at the foundation," alluding to Bill Gates, Karan said.

Naiman was buoyed by the knowledge that he was leaving the organization with his money. Karan recalled to CNN that Naiman said, "My gift is going to bigger than their annual budget."

He was right.

Naiman gave a reported $ 2.5 million to a Washington

"We first got aware of Alan's generosity last fall when we received a $ 10,000 donation from him online," the Pediatric Interim Care Center said. Yes, he told us, the donation was right, and there would be more to come in the future. "[19659008] Naiman wrote: One frantic night in the early days of his / her career at the Department of Social and Health Services, he was trying to find a home for a fragile baby.

The organization announced that it would use the funds to pay off the mortgage on it

Naiman interviewed Treehouse, Chief Development Officer Jessica Ross told NPR. He made a first-time donation of $ 5,000 in the months before he died – a lot of money to the organization. "Then, shortly after his passing, we learned he would donate an additional $ 900,000." The donation is quite unexpected, she said.

He told staff that he brought his children to shopping at Treehouse's free clothing store.

Little Animals Therapeutic Riding Center, which provides therapeutic horseback riding for.

Naiman's cut is included in the program

Naiman also gave money to his parents' Catholic Church and Disabled American Veterans, according to his friend Shashi Karan.

"For Alan did-and then leave a legacy like this is so much worthy of organization-is an inspiration, "Ross said. "We're so thankful to be a part of this. What a generous, loving man."


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