By Steve Young
Published: March 4, 2007
B.J. Motley grew up in a home where giving was a given, no matter how much or how little his family had.
'My mom always said if she had one last quarter or one last dime, and she'd seen somebody who needed it, she'd give it to them,' the 42-year-old John Morrell & Co. employee says. 'That's what she taught me. That's how I feel, too.'
So even now, with a $400 million gorilla dominating Sioux Falls' philanthropic landscape - a donation from T. Denny Sanford intended to transform the former Sioux Valley Hospitals and Health System - Motley doesn't intend to change any of his giving ways."