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Mary Wilson says it tough trying to give away $1 Billion

Posted at 6:10 PM, May 17, 2019

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — Mary Wilson is on a labor of love, doing good by helping to oversee her late husbands foundation which will enhance the lives of thousands of Western New Yorker's for decades to come.

Before Ralph Wilson died five years ago he set up a family-run foundation to give away $1.2 Billion to the people of Western New York and Southeastern Michigan. That represents the bulk of the money from the sale of the Buffalo Bills after Ralph died.

Wilson's widow, family members and trusted business associates decide who gets what and Mary says they do a lot of research to make sure every dollar given away does the most amount of good.

Anchor Keith Radford sits down with Mrs. Wilson to talk about the foundation, the highs and lows of her husband's life and what her life was like for the 25 years she spent with her beloved Ralph.