Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Astor Will Bequeaths $10,000 to Briarcliff Church

From New York-

After a five-year-long legal battle regarding her will, former Briarcliff Manor millionaire philanthropist Brooke Astor will be able to say one last thank you to All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Briarcliff Manor and Trinity Episcopal Church in Ossining.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced last week a settlement had been reached “allowing $100 million that had been in limbo to start flowing to charities.” Officials with the vestries for All Saints’ and Trinity confirmed Sunday Astor bequeathed $10,000 apiece to the churches in the will. Astor passed away in 2007 at the age of 105. She frequently attended both churches in Briarcliff and Ossining and supported both organizations through previous donations, officials said Sunday.

Church officials said they were honored to find out about the donations and said they will take the time and care to make sure the money is spent as Astor would’ve intended.

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