Alan Naiman could be perfectly described as a frugal man. In fact, the social worker bought his clothes at Costco, cut coupons, liked to take thrifty road trips for his holidays, and patched up his shoes with duct tape.
However, Alan is also the perfect example of not judging a book by its cover. Because despite his humble lifestyle and relatively modest salary working for the State of Washington’s Child Protective Services, he amassed quite a fortune.
Alan was paid $67,234 a year as a social worker, and he also had two other jobs. He was also thrilled when he hit 60 because he could qualify for senior discounts.
He drove the same used pickup truck for years and rarely spent money on himself unless he had to. As a former accountant, he was smart with his money and, just like his hero Warren Buffet, he knew how to make it grow through investments. He was as hardworking as he was frugal and often had as many as three jobs at a time.
But when Alan died of cancer in January 2018 at age 63, the people around him eventually learned that he had quietly saved millions for a higher cause.
Apparently, Alan left most of his $11 million estates to organizations serving abandoned, impoverished, sick and disabled children.
Close friends Susan Madsen said:
“Growing up as a kid with an older, disabled brother kind of colored the way he looked at things.”
He left $2.5 million to the Pediatric Interim Care Center and gave $900,000 to the Treehouse foster care organization.
Pediatric Interim Care Center founder Barbara Drennen said:
“We would never dream that something like this would happen to us. I wish very much that I could have met him. I would have loved to have had him see the babies he’s protecting.”
Jessica Ross, Treehouse’s chief development officer, added:
“The frugality that he lived through, that he committed to in his life, was for this. It’s really a gift to all of us to see that pure demonstration of philanthropy and love.”
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Hal Vaughan was understandably sad when he found out that his daughter Pierce would have to work during Christmas. Determined to cheer the Delta Airlines flight attendant up while she worked during the holiday, Hal purchased tickets to all of her flights just so he could keep her company. The amazing story was discovered by Mike Levy when he met the awesome dad on one of the flights.
Mike with Hal, who took six different planes to stay with his daughter last Christmas.
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