PHILANTHROPY: In the End, a Friend Indeed

In the End, a Friend Indeed

Harry Weinberg was a pugnacious businessman who probably had his share of enemies when he was alive. But the real estate baron made a final gesture that will win him friends for years to come. Weinberg, who died last week at 82, willed nearly $1 billion to a family trust to help the poor. The sum represents his entire estate, except for $3 million he left his grandchildren. The trust will distribute up to $45 million a year to the needy as Weinberg dictated: one-quarter to Jewish charities, one-quarter to non-Jewish groups and the rest to organizations that serve the poor,...

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