May 27, 2012
Ore. Magnate Leaves $175-Million to Multiple Charities
How much: $175.5-million bequest
Who gave it: Fred W. Fields, former owner and president of Coe Manufacturing Company, in Tigard, Ore. He sold the company in 2000 and died in December at age 88.
Who got it: Mr. Fields bequeathed his entire estate to charity. Most of the bequest, $150-million, will go to the Oregon Community Foundation. The remainder will be divided among a dozen universities and charities.