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Joan Kroc, widow of McDonald's founder and owner Ray Kroc, announces at a news conference in La Jolla, Calif., that the McDonald's Corp. has donated $1 million to the San Ysidro Survivor's Fund, July 20, 1984. (Greg Vojtko/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
Joan Kroc, widow of McDonald's founder and owner Ray Kroc, announces at a news conference in La Jolla, Calif., that the McDonald's Corp. has donated $1 million to the San Ysidro Survivor's Fund, July 20, 1984. (Greg Vojtko/AP)

It's Giving Tuesday, a kickoff to the charitable giving season — and a good day to pay tribute to noted philanthropist Joan Kroc.

Author Lisa Napoli (@lisanapoli) told Kroc's story in "Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald's Fortune and the Woman Who Gave it All Away," and talked with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about the book last year.

This segment aired on November 28, 2017.

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