Have I told yinz how big of a Chance fan I am? He continues to spread positivity through his lyrics and more importantly through his actions. His biggest one yet?
**donating $1M to chicago public schools**
It is so refreshing to see someone with power and a voice do good and actually DO. Not just talk about it. He announced the donation during a press conference that was streamed live at Oliver S. Westcott Elementary in Chicago. Below is what he said regarding the generous act.
“Today, I am proud to announce that I am donating $1 million to CPS,” he said. “This donation was made possible by my fans, through ticket sales for my upcoming tour and an unprecedented coordination from Live Nation, AEG, and Ticketmaster, competing corporations who were able to band together — also with independent promoters and venues across the country — to use funds from ticket sales to donate to CPS…I’m honored to make this donation to Chicago Public Schools Foundation and help cultivate Chicago creative minds.”
As if this isn’t major enough, Chance also said that his foundation, Social Works, will donate $10,000 to a specific public school for every $100,000 that’s raised. This will begin with Oliver S. Westcott Elementary.
The love that Chance has for his Chicago hometown and those still residing there, especially the youth, is truly heartwarming. He met with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner on Friday to begin the discussion on public school funding. Post-meeting, Chance wasn’t too happy with the outcome, saying the Governor’s answers were vague. Well, hopefully this $1M donation will be a wake-up call to those higher-ups in Chicago that Chance means business.
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