For more than four years, an anonymous benefactor has given away nearly $75,000, one $100 bill at a time. Here's what you need to know about the man — sources have confirmed he is a man — and his generosity:The initial report of an anonymous man donating $900 to local Cub Scouts, all in $100 bills, came to me in the spring of 2013. He did it nonchalantly, leaving folded bills on a fundraising table when scouts were stationed at storefronts in South Salem selling popcorn and candy.
Benny is bold and brazen, that is well established. He also is creative and crafty, constantly coming up with new ways to spread his generosity. The latest modus operandi for delivering his trademark $100 bills is a coin purse. Several coin purses, all made of canvas with colorful floral prints and metal clasps, have been found to contain one of his signed $100 bills. Six neighbors in a one-block stretch of a northeast Salem street in the Grant neighborhood were recently blessed by Benny.
Benny is a mystery philanthropist who has hidden $100 bills in random grocery and household items on the shelves of local stores, in food and craft booths at fairs and festivals, in parked cars with the windows cracked, and on doorsteps in neighborhoods. Statesman Journal columnist Capi Lynn nicknamed him Benny — sources have confirmed Benny is a man — and he eventually began signing that name to the $100 bills. His generosity has inspired others to pay it forward.
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Selecting a term
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