Monday, November 18, 2002

More inspiring generosity

Man bequeaths millions to Catholic school scholarship fund

Stan Kuhar of St. Vitus Catholic Church in inner-city Cleveland first got the unbelievable news in a letter last month from an accountant: The estate of Edward Mihevic, a former parishioner and self-made millionaire, was bequeathing $6.6 million to the church's scholarship fund. "Pinch me," Kuhar recalls saying to himself. "This isn't happening." The gift was kept secret until a special brunch yesterday after Mass, when Mihevic's daughter, Donna Boekley, stunned wide-eyed parishioners with the news.

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