This special ed teacher promised to one day donate $1M to her students. She wasn't kidding
About 10 years ago, Superintendent Emanuele Triggiano remembers laughing when a retired teacher told him that she was going to donate a million dollars. “I thought it was a joke,” said Triaggiano. “But then we got the paperwork.” Genevieve Via Cava, a special educator teacher for the Dumont school district, had amassed a small fortune throughout her life. When she passed away in 2011, she left her savings to help some of the people who meant the most to her: her special education students.