Hero Of The Week: This Lawyer Is Bankrolling 26 Kids To College

Submitted by: lalapancakes 1 year ago in Lifestyle
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Generosity of a whole other magnitude is rare. When I used to wait tables my best tippers were poor people. The amount they'd tip wasn’t really ever a lot of money but at the end of a meal they probably had to save up for, my less fortune customers always left better tips than people walking in with the latest Louis Vutton bag. As far as what I gift/donate, I usually give goods to women’s shelters and animal charities, here and there. It’s still not ever a ton but it is also more often and proportionate to what I can give.

Despite my better poor tippers and my meager donations, I’ve always wondered why wealthy people don’t pay that shit forward. Well, Marty Burbank has changed my perspective just a little bit. The Orange County lawyer and his wife, Seon Chun-Burbank love boats. Burbank grew up with his father surrounded by boating. He met his wife on a boat. They got married on a boat. Burbank was about to put his retirement funds into the boat of boats, but a sermon at his church on generosity changed his mind. Burbank is buying 26 children a college education instead.

How much will it cost Burbank to send 26 "Class of 2032{ kindergarteners to college? Around $1 million.

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An excerpt from the OC Register:

So at age 51, the elder-law attorney planned to buy a new 40-foot sloop for them to sail – until a crazy, life-changing idea popped into his head.

He drove to Rio Vista Elementary School, in Anaheim, and announced his plan to kindergarten teacher Tessa Ashton.

‘He cried and I cried,’ Ashton said this week. ‘And the kids got really concerned because they’ve never seen me cry!’

‘You don’t walk into moments like that very often so it was kind of a magical thing,’ said Ashton, adding that she went straight into a lesson about ‘happy tears.’

There are 9 comments:
Female 127
Such a lovely thought it's choking me up a bit. Sadly however, I can't help but wonder if he had sex with the teacher (look up pics, his wife and this teacher look enough alike that he could have gotten plastered and went home with her thinking she was his wife) and she then demanded that he pay her students way or she blabs to his wife....
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Male 1,249
Juicy!
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Male 2,703
There are plenty of rich folks who give away tons of dough. But your bible says not to trumpet your good deeds. 'Cause after all, God owns it all. You're just a steward of God's stuff yo. The best thing about being wealthy is being generous. It's the most fun you can have with money.
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Male 375
If this is indeed legit: bless you, sir!
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Male 3,733
i dont trust it, but i admit i can be rather skeptical when it comes to the motivation of rich white men.
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Male 4,253
Yeah, no doubt, every single one of those kids will be his indentured servants. Seriously though, you can get help for that.
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Male 3,733
well, i was just joking, but if you want to talk seriously, you completely trust this guy? you completely trust a lawyer who spent a million on childrens education because he heard a sermon in church? as much as i would love to have that much faith people, i just dont. i mean, how exactly is this guy bankrolling these 26 children? where is the money and how can the kids use it to pay for education? what if some of these kids grow up and decide they dont want to go to college or university despite the fact its fully paid off? there are bunch of things that could happen between now and when those kids need the money. why is this guy bank rolling the future of 26 childrens education when he could be bankrolling the education for underprivileged high schoolers who are about to enter the real world and could really use help with paying for their education right now? these are the types of questions i ask myself when a rich lawyer decides to spend a million bucks on the future education of children. because when i hear of a random act of kindness, since i dont have faith in people, i question the motivation behind it. a lot of people will post random acts of kindness on the internet just to up their views. sometimes i dont know how i feel about it. on one hand, a homeless man gets 50 bucks, but on the other, that homeless man was exploited so someone could get more views on their webpage.
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Male 1,249
You and I must be one in the same, Rob. I had the same thoughts as I read it.
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Male 20,987
Where have I seen this before?
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