Foundation President Antonia Hernandez said Sunday that she screamed when she first got news of Palevsky's gift by cellphone while outside church. 'People must have thought, this lady's gone crazy,' she said.
'It's a wonderful blessing, manna from heaven,' Hernandez said. 'All the issues she cared deeply about fit so well with our future strategy. It was absolute synergy.'
It's among the largest bequests to a U.S. public charity, said Jim Ferris, director of USC's Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy"