Ted Stanley, NPR Benefactor, Dies At 85

Ted Stanley, a philanthropist who donated generously to environmental causes such as the Chesapeake Bay, died of a neurological disease Wednesday at 85. He and his wife, Jennifer, gave millions over the past three decades to organizations including NPR. Robert Siegel remembers his generosity, humility and good nature.

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ROBERT SIEGEL, Host:

And by sad coincidence, we note the passing of a philanthropist whose favorite causes included the Chesapeake Bay and NPR. For many years, NPR listeners have heard acknowledgments for Ted and Jennifer Stanley. Well, Ted Stanley died last week at age 85. Ted's great generosity was exceeded only by his humility and good nature. To Jennifer and the entire Stanley family, our condolences.

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