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Mosby

(16,471 posts)
Thu Dec 21, 2023, 10:45 PM Dec 2023

He quietly built a $13 million fortune. In death, he gave it all away.

Emmy Hildebrand almost deleted the suspicious email when it popped into her inbox early last year. A man claiming to be a lawyer asked if she, as the executive director of an Indianapolis-based nonprofit that provides housing to veterans, was interested in a donation. It sounded like a typical scam offering millions of dollars if she would only fork over bank account information.

“I honestly thought it was spam, and so I didn’t call right away,” Hildebrand, with HVAF of Indiana, told The Washington Post.

But she didn’t dismiss it out of hand either. Instead, Hildebrand researched the sender, Dwayne Isaacs, who she discovered was indeed a lawyer who worked at a legitimate Indianapolis law firm.

Hildebrand called him. Isaacs was representing the estate of a man who had spent his life secretly amassing a small fortune and wanted to give it all away when he died. Isaacs had a question for Hildebrand.

Did she and her nonprofit organization want a million dollars?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2023/12/21/terry-kahn-indianapolis-millionaire/

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He quietly built a $13 million fortune. In death, he gave it all away. (Original Post) Mosby Dec 2023 OP
You can't take it with you.... OAITW r.2.0 Dec 2023 #1
Purgatory,..... ? magicarpet Dec 2023 #2
You know, you never hear much about Purgatory anymore. OAITW r.2.0 Dec 2023 #3
I saw this on a segment on my local tv news.. Deuxcents Dec 2023 #4

OAITW r.2.0

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3. You know, you never hear much about Purgatory anymore.
Fri Dec 22, 2023, 03:17 PM
Dec 2023

If I'm lucky, I'll only spend a million years there.

Deuxcents

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4. I saw this on a segment on my local tv news..
Sat Dec 23, 2023, 01:25 AM
Dec 2023

The lawyer got so many hang ups! This is a great story and those few that took a chance were doing wonderful non profit work and I’m not sorry to admit it but I had a tear or two. It was a beautiful story of humanity while the rest of the world seems to have gone mad.

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