Before galloping off into the sunrise, Gifford, who has overcome two bouts with cancer and a heart attack that nearly killed him, fished for something in his pocket. He pulled out a crumpled plastic sandwich bag and held it up. It brimmed with $2.37 worth of coins, a donation from a homeless man in Elkridge. And in a voice that went from gruff to whisper soft, Gifford declared, "This one's the most important donation out of the thousands we've gotten. This man, who goes Dumpster-diving for food, humbled me."