Joan Rivers' Will Designates Portion Of $150 Million Fortune To Charities

Late comedian Joan Rivers had a reputation for being charitable, and her will, recently obtained by Page Six, upholds her generous character.

Of the estimated $150 million fortune Rivers left behind, she designated a portion of the funds to go to several nonprofit and non-governmental organizations: Guide Dogs for the Blind, God's Love We Deliver, the Jewish Guild for the Blind, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Jewish Home and Hospital Foundation.

Melissa Rivers, the "Fashion Police" star's only child, was named an executor of the estate. Other beneficiaries include the entertainer's grandson Cooper, niece Caroline Waxler and nephew Andrew Waxler, and five members of Rivers' staff.

Rivers, who died in September, earned $250,000 for God's Love We Deliver as the winner of "Celebrity Apprentice" in 2009. A clip from her 2010 documentary, "A Piece of Work," shows Rivers and her grandson Cooper spending Thanksgiving morning delivering food to those in need on behalf of the food pantry, a tradition she said she had kept each year. The charity announced in September that it had renamed the bakery in its Soho building as The Joan Rivers Bakery, in honor and commemoration of the performer.



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