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Don't need your monthly Social Security check? A Denver foundation makes it easy to put it to good use

From the day Jerry Conover started receiving Social Security checks five years ago, something gnawed at him. "I didn't need it to put food on my table," says the Denver semi-retired lawyer, 70. "And though I could've spread it amongst my 15 grandkids, they didn't really need it either." Conover had done very well as a trial lawyer, and he was working part-time as a mediator. He kept thinking there must be a better use for the money. Surely he wasn't the only person who could spare some of the dough in a monthly Social Security check? And others, he thought,...

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