'Modest’ Millionaire Leaves Children’s Hospital Big Gift

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A physician at the Children's Hospital of Orange County visits with a patient.

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A physician at the Children's Hospital of Orange County visits with a patient.

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