⭐🔥Have you ever heard the story of Sylvia Bloom? I absolutely LOVE this story because it shows how one “regular” person can quietly change the lives of generations to come! 💪
👩🦳 💼 🏙 Sylvia, who was a widow in Brooklyn, New York, commuted by subway to her job in Manhattan as a legal secretary. That doesn’t sound like a big deal, but she worked until she was 96 years old!
🙈 It wasn’t a secret to her family that Sylvia was frugal and lived a modest, quiet life.
😲 But there was one big secret about Sylvia that no one found out about until after she died, at the age of 97. She was a millionaire, at least 9 times over! 🤑
💰💸💚 Over the years – thanks to saving her money and some smart investing – she created a fortune! And after she died, her will stipulated that most of that money ($8.2 million!) was to be given to charity.
🏫👩🎓About $6 million went to fund education programs for disadvantaged students at a social services organization in New York City, and another $2 million went to scholarships at her alma mater, Hunter College.
👍💚I love this story because it just goes to show you that we all can do something amazing to help change the world! So many people will be able to change their destinies (and those of their future children!) because of her generous gift!