>> Friday, February 11, 2011
Meet Richard Semmler, a 59-year-old mathematics professor who teaches calculus and algebra at Northern Virginia Community College.
Richard also works additional jobs so that he could donate fifty to sixty thousand dollars every year to charity. His goal: to donate $1 million before he dies.
Forgoing such everyday comforts as a home telephone and vacations, living in an efficiency apartment and driving an old car, Semmler has donated as much as half of his annual income or more to charity.
Richard's philanthropy comes at great personal sacrifice - he has learned to live in a small house without cable or internet. Life isn't always about multiplying what you get, he explained. Sometimes, it's about subtraction~