Unbelievable: 96-Year-Old Secretary Donates Over $6 Million after Quietly Accumulating a Fortune

Slowly and quietly, a 96-year-old secretary from Brooklyn accumulated millions of dollars that not even the people close to her knew about. After her death, everyone was surprised to hear she donated a fortune to charity and the education of those who can't afford it. Amazing!

Once in a while we hear stories about the unbelievable generosity of people that donate millions of dollars to charity and help people that don't have the financial ability to help themselves. Mostly these people are billionaires who have money to spare, but one special lady who worked as a secretary surprised even the people closest to her by donating a whopping $6.24 million to charity after her death.

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Sylvia Bloom, the daughter of European immigrants, accumulated nearly $9 million and donated $6.24 million to the Henry Street Settlement after her passing in 2016. Details about her donation became public a week ago, and Sylvia's family and friends were quoted saying that they had no idea that she had such fortune.

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Ms. Bloom grew up and continued to live in Brooklyn along with her husband, Raymond Margolies, who passed away in 2002. After working by day and studying by nights, she got hired as one of the first employees at the Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton law firm in 1947 and continued to work there until the age of 96.

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Shortly after her retirement after 67 years at the same Wall Street law firm, Sylvia passed away and only now her generous donation came to light. For years, Sylvia saved her millions from 11 banks and 3 brokerage houses, something the people in her life had no idea about. The millions this loving secretary donated will go towards the college education of underprivileged students who will be able to get a degree thanks to her frugal manner that earned Sylvia her fortune, and she will always be remembered for it.