Man leaves $642,000 to Mississippi school district

Published 6:48 am Wednesday, June 5, 2019

A Mississippi man who died in April left more than $642,000 to the Harrison County School District.

News outlets report the donation by 84-year-old Darrell Saucier is the largest in the district’s 63-year history. Superintendent Roy Gill says there isn’t yet a concrete plan on how the money will be used.

He says the money has been deposited in a separate district bank account and the public will be able to track how it’s spent.

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Saucier had no immediate family when he died, and court records say he’s survived by nieces and nephews. The district’s public relations specialist, Trang Pham-Bui, says the district doesn’t know much about Saucier. Gill says he has been trying to track down more information.