Charitable giving is crucial all year long and in any form it takes, whether it's a few dollars dropped into a collection box or a famous millionaire's stunningly large bequest. These people live frugally, pinching every penny and shunning extravagant spending. To friends and neighbors, they may have appeared poor. But upon their deaths or in the months leading up to them, they reveal the millions they have saved … as well as their plans to donate those millions to others in need.
We're remembering a few of these humble givers today, the folks who lived for others and didn't seek fame and recognition for their good works. Click any photo for more information.