The city of San Diego, still in deep financial trouble, was about to cancel the building of a new natural history museum. An anonymous donation from an offshore corporation suddenly appeared at the front desk of the temporarily closed museum. The only stipulation attached to the check was that Richard Feinburg speak at the opening. Before cashing the check, the museum governing organization reached out to Richard. At first he declined to speak but after thinking about the situation more, he agreed to talk on a topic of his choosing. Thrilled, the museum agreed and construction was finished, allowing opening day to correspond with the first day of summer.
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