Gifts from the Unknowns

You sent me aid again and
again when I was in need.
    —Philippians 4:16

Does the name Margaret Nixon McEathron ring a bell? How about Marilyn Monroe, Deborah Kerr, Natalie Wood, Sophia Loren, Janet Leigh, Audrey Hepburn?

It was Margaret Nixon McEathron’s voice that dubbed Marilyn Monroe’s high notes in “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and that Deborah Kerr lip-synced in The King and I, and Natalie Wood in West Side Story. The singing of Sophia Loren, Janet Leigh, and Audrey Hepburn was also ghosted by the uncredited Margaret Nixon McEathron—a.k.a. Marni Nixon.

The church would have a very small footprint were it not for unknown supporters.

Three publications landed in my mailbox today that listed donor names. I recognized very few, but those organizations wouldn’t exist without these unknowns.

You may not be high profile, but don’t underestimate your value. You’re doing a lot of good.

You don’t have to have a big name
to make a big difference.

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