Tuesday, June 10, 2008

generosity

Read this story today:

Paul Newman's $120 Million Legacy

This man, this wonderful man and his wife have given SO much. This is indicative of their kindness. Their amazing generosity. Makes me wanna yell, "Yeah Hollywood! THIS is how you do it!!"

Newman's Own donates their profits (after taxes) to lots of causes. Some causes that are close to my military heart, like Fisher House -- Helping Military Families . It's not just his company that donates it: HE DONATES IT.

Q. To which charities does Newman's Own give the profits?

A. Actually, Newman's Own, Inc. makes no gift to charity, but Paul Newman, who receives all the profits and royalties from Newman's Own, Inc., distributes all of that personally to the charities of his choice. Since the inception of the company, it is our understanding that the total amount of those gifts to charity has been approximately $200 million.

That man is class act. I was so sad to hear that he's ill. You know what I think is one of the coolest things about him? He's been married to the same woman for 50 years. Nothing cooler than that. Can't wait till I can say that, too.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You want to be married to the same woman for 50 years? Hmmmm.....maybe if you move to California.... Just kidding!

Paul Newman is really cool and a rarity among the Hollywood elite.

JB