NPR gets $200 Mil in Burger Bucks

Joan Kroc, recently deceased widow on McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, has left NPR about $200MM. According to the press release, most of the money — described by NPR as “the largest monetary gift ever received by an American cultural institution” — will go toward the NPR Endowment Fund for Excellence, created in 1993 as a means for large donors to fund NPR without worrying about their dollars bumping up against other funding restrictions.
What does this bequest mean for NPR? Expect lots of great public radio over the next 50 years.