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According to an appreciation in the Boston Globe, the Krafts have given more than $100 million to charities, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston; her alma mater, Brandeis University; and other organizations.

“She didn’t just write checks,’’ said Rabbi Wes Gardenswartz, who led a memorial service for Mrs. Kraft, but often worked hands on serving food to the needy or filling bags of clothes. “She was down in the trenches, doing real work for real people.’’

Among Myra Kraft's other accomplishments were raising funds for Boston College, College of the Holy Cross, the Harvard School of Education, and Harvard Medical School. She was also the national chair for the United Jewish Communities General Assembly.

Earlier this season the Patriots team presented Robert Kraft with a painting to honor Myra Kraft's life work. It shows several Patriots players lifting their arms to point to the initials "MHK." The bottom of the painting contains the words "DEDICATION." The team brought the painting, created by New England artist Brian Fox, with them to the Super Bowl site in Indianapolis.

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