In an age of $25 million bequests, $400,000 is but a drop in the ocean.
So Marjorie Fisher had to think hard how to make her bequest matter.
Marjorie loved going to hear her local orchestra, the Detroit Symphony. So when writing her will she inscribed a gift of $5,000 to each and every one of its current 78 players.
The news was given to the orch by her son, Phillip Fisher, chairman emeritus of the DSO board.
The Fisher family had been major donors all their lives to the orchestra, which inhabits the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center (pictured).
But this comparatively modest last gesture is in many ways the most touching.