Matthew McConaughey Named Philanthropist of the Year: “I Want This to Be a Legacy”

The Texas high school teacher was standing in her driveway when she suddenly collapsed and died of heart disease.

It was January 2019, and the death of Rebecca Pfleger was a devastating loss to her students at Sam Houston High School, where for eight years she had helped at-risk kids as a partner with Matthew McConaughey’s just keep livin Foundation.“It was terrible,” recalls Shannon Rotenberg, jk livin’s executive director.

“And Matthew was like, ‘I got to see the kids.

I got to talk to the kids.’ A week later, he was on a plane to ...

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