Princess Diana (1961-1997) – Children’s Activist
Diana Frances Spencer is a wonderful example of someone utilizing their wealth to create a lasting legacy. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Diana became known as the “Peoples Princess” due to her warmth and tireless work for a variety of charities. She represented the International Red Cross and has been praised for her support for battered women and the homeless. Among other causes, she was the voice for victims of AIDS and land mines. A prime example of Princess Diana’s generosity was when she auctioned off seventy-nine of her gowns at Christies in New York just months before her death. The event raised $3.6 million for a variety of charities. Immediately after her death, an estimated $1 billion in donations poured into the Diana, Princess of Wales, Memorial Fund for her favorite charities. Diana’s legacy also continues through her sons,Princes William and Harry, who display the same dedication to helping others as their mother.
We honor Princess Diana for her philanthropy. She is clearly a Legacy Champ. If you want to be a Legacy Champ in your own special way, then contact The Mendel Law Firm, L.P., for a free initial consultation on estate planning, trust planning, and/or probate issues.