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McMillions to Salvation Army?

The estate of Joan Kroc, the McDonnalds heiress, is giving an estimated $1.5 Billion to the Salvation Army for building community centers.
 http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/breaking_news/7758630.htm

The donation must be some kind of estate tax fraud. If she truely wanted to improve communities she could pay living wages to the workers that earned her (husband) all that loot.
Mabye provide full benefits to empolyee's famlies.
Or foster more a responsible production of beef using vegetarian diets, sustianable grazing, and humane meat rendering.
Or take a leadership role in ending genetically modified farming.
Or she could keep a McDonnalds restraunt from running a family owned diner out of business.

Money may build a new subdivision in a suburb, but a community can't be purchased.
Thanks heaven 21.Jan.2004 12:42

Good move

I was distressed when the old woman gave that dough to Public Broadcasting, but she really scored here. Sally's Army is just about the best out fit going for charitable purposes. Time to celebrate!

Always a critic 21.Jan.2004 14:31

oldblueeyes

The lady gives a huge chunk of money to a worthwhile cause and first thing we do is blast her. That doesn't seam right. Sure, McD's could improve it's pracities but I don't think we should be critical of someone who gives freely. The next time the lady may decide not to give at all.

The Lady 22.Jan.2004 01:16

Um... yeah, but.

"The donation must be some kind of estate tax fraud. If she truely wanted to improve communities she could pay living wages to the workers that earned her (husband) all that loot.
Mabye provide full benefits to empolyee's famlies.
Or foster more a responsible production of beef using vegetarian diets, sustianable grazing, and humane meat rendering.
Or take a leadership role in ending genetically modified farming.
Or she could keep a McDonnalds restraunt from running a family owned diner out of business."

Theoretically she could do all the things you mention... if she were alive. BUT SHE'S DEAD.

But in reality she couldn't have done those things. She never ran the company. She was only a shareholder. Even her husband didn't run the company for very long.

I think that at the end of your life, if you're sitting on a pile of cash and you know that cash can make a difference in the areas of life that you care about, it only makes sense that you would donate it, as she has done. Thankfully she cares about good causes. And she didn't wait until she died to give. She gave a lot to good causes before she died. Do a google search.