Atheist Robert W. Wilson made hundreds of millions of dollars in hedge funds.
And he recently gave $5,600,000 to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.
“Most of what the Catholic schools teach are the three Rs,” said Wilson, 83, in a phone interview, referring to reading, writing and arithmetic. “And they do it better than the union-controlled inner-city schools.”
Wilson began making donations to the New York archdiocese in 1997 with a gift of $10,000, and he continued at that level for several years. Then Susan George, executive director of the Inner-City Scholarship Fund, asked him to consider giving more money to the schools. Wilson responded in 2007 with a $22.5 million gift to the archdiocese’s Cardinal’s Scholarship Program. He later saw a need for a better alumni support network.
An atheist philanthropist worthy of respect?
A traitor wasting his money?
(Thanks to Ed for the link)