What Joan Rivers chose to do with her $150 million fortune was between her and the people named in her will, but now that some of the details have been made public, it’s pretty hard to ignore the praise that she’s receiving posthumously. Joan’s daughter, Melissa Rivers, was an executor of the late comedienne’s estate, and Joan reportedly included other family members, including her grandchildren, niece and nephew, as well as her assistants and publicist. According to Page Six, Joan was always generous “to a fault” to the people closest to her, and even their families in some cases.
But beyond her family and friends, Joan also left an unknown amount of money to some non-profit organizations:
Rivers showered funds on her favorite charities: Guide Dogs for the Blind in California; the Queens-based food pantry God’s Love We Deliver, where Joan was a board member; the Jewish Guild for the Blind in Manhattan; the Simon Wiesenthal Center; the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, where Joan served as a spokeswoman; and the Jewish Home and Hospital Foundation in Manhattan. (Via Page Six)
Joan’s publicist, Scott Currie, told Page Six that his inheritance can’t “ever make up for the loss” that he feels. It’s safe to assume that the people at the aforementioned charities agree, as they have certainly lost a special friend.