Margaret Southern was a special education teacher from the Greenville, S.C., area, and she died at age 94 in October 2012. But after she passed, $8.4 million of her fortunes — saved over a modest and simple life — went to Community Foundation of Greenville, which benefits children and animals, according to Greenville Online.

“What’s exceptional is she didn’t spend it on herself and she was able to accumulate a lot of money she wanted to direct to her dearest charities,” said Bob Morris, president of Community Foundation, to Greenville Online. “I haven’t met a lot of people like that.”

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