How to Spend a $1.5 Billion Windfall?

That's the loaded-with-problems challenge confronting the Salvation Army, recipient of this largesse from the estate of Joan Kroc

It isn't every day that a charity gets a $1.5 billion donation from a fastfood restaurant heiress. No wonder Salvation Army officials are ecstatic over the unprecedented generosity of Joan B. Kroc, the billionaire widow of McDonald's (MCD ) founder Ray Kroc. Recently deceased, she left the bulk of her estate to the organization. It's "as if it comes from God," says Army Commissioner W. Todd Bassett. Behind the joy lie far more earthly concerns, however.

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