Prof Discovers Donor and Grandfather are One and the Same

Journalism professor Ted Gup used an old suitcase of his grandfather’s letters to pursue the identity of a mysterious donor in the Canton, OH, area 80 years ago. It turns out that “B. Virdot”  was really Sam Stone, a successful businessman and Jewish immigrant, who gave money to help unfortunate people. Gup has written a book,  A Secret Gift, about his investigation into his grandfather’s life, which inspires because he struggled to overcome poverty, and yet he remembered others.

Shira S.

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