March 6, 2011
'Modest’ Millionaire Leaves Children’s Hospital Big Gift
How much: $30-million bequest
Who got it: Children’s Hospital of Orange County
Who gave it: Robert L. Tidwell, an independent investment banker from Garden Grove, Calif., who made his fortune through personal investments.
Purpose: Mr. Tidwell, who died in 2009 at age 87, did not specify how the money should be spent. The hospital will use half the money to help construct a state-of-the-art