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19 minutes ago, Sir Creep said:

Millard Fuller, 74, a self-made millionaire who gave away his wealth to start the Christian house-building group Habitat for Humanity and who later started a similar organization after he was fired over disputes with the Habitat board, died Feb. 3 en route to a hospital in Albany, Georgia.  An autopsy is being performed to determine the cause of death.

Habitat for Humanity, founded in 1976 and based in Americus, Georgia, built more than 175,000 houses in 100 countries under Fuller’s leadership and attracted prominent volunteers, including former President Jimmy Carter. The Fuller Center for Housing, founded in 2005, raises money for Habitat affiliates.
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Yes, 3 February 2009. Check your dates, SC.

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3 hours ago, drol said:

Yes, 3 February 2009. Check your dates, SC.

explains why it says he was 74 when he was 84 B)

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Jack Hough, a Florida-based philanthropist who headed up MSE Branded Foods for 23 years,  was president of the Wall Street Club, a member of Rotary Club of Gainesville and a founding director of the Chattachoochee Bank of Georgia, has died.  He was 73. Hough was the shooting victim of what's believed to have been an attempted robbery or carjacking.

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6684893/Philanthropist-fatally-shot-car-outside-CVS-waited-wife-inside.html

 

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Lester Smith, Houston oilman and well-known philanthropist, died Thursday. He was 76.

Lester, who was born in Wharton (TX) on Aug. 16, 1942, died peacefully in his sleep. Smith was a two-time cancer survivor, having battled prostate and bladder cancers, and a double-lung transplant recipient.

He served as Chief Executive Officer of Smith Energy Company and was also a partner of SG Interests, an oil and natural gas exploration and production business.

Together with wife Sue Smith, the couple has given more than $150 million to various local organizations, both through their eponymous foundation and personal donations.The Smiths have given transformational gifts (of $1 million or greater) to Baylor College of Medicine, Harris County Hospital District Health Clinic, Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, Holocaust Museum Houston, Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care Services, Texas Children's Hospital, March of Dimes and Stages Repertory Theatre.
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