About 10 years ago, the superintendent of the Dumont School District laughed when a retired teacher told him that she was going to donate a million dollars. Well, that retired teacher got the last laugh because -- sure enough -- she was able to make a million-dollar donation.
Genevieve Via Cava, a special education teacher, had put together a small fortune throughout her life. And when she passed away, she left her savings to help some of those special ed students.
Starting with the 2019-2020 school year, one special ed student looking to attend college will be eligible for a $25,000 scholarship, thanks to the million-dollar gift.
The money will stay in a fund that will generate interest, allowing the district to continue giving out the scholarships for years to come.
The gift was an amazing gesture, considering Genevieve dedicated her career to helping students. And now, even after passing away, she's still helping students -- with no end in sight. (North Jersey)