The Chicago Bulls To Match Chance The Rapper's $1M CPS Donation
Chance The Rapper has been inspiring the world and entertainers after putting his money where his mouth is to support Chicago Public Schools. To follow up, the three-time Grammy Award winner held a press conference to announce that he would be setting up an Arts and Literature Fund to help schools most in need.
What this means is that 12 new schools are getting $10,000 each for art programs.
Matching Chance’s charitable contribution, the Chicago Bulls also announced today (Mar. 31) that they would be donating $1 million to the children at Chicago Public Schools. This brings the monetary value to $2.2 million, as Chance made the contribution at Robeson High School on the South Side. “We are committed to giving the kids as much as we can on the philanthropic side,” Chance said. “Everything else is different. We’re just getting started.”
Mr. Bennett is also working with Ingenuity, an arts advocacy organization, to use data to determine the neediest schools. For those unaware, we have Gov. Bruce Rauner to thank for this nonprofit effort, as he and Chance, a Jones College Prep H.S. graduate, met to discuss CPS, which didn’t go so well. After the meeting went left, Chance shared the news that he would be donating more than $1 million from his foundation, SocialWorks, to various CPS schools and the CPS foundation.
The two haven’t spoken since that meeting.
With a $215 million budget gap, Rauner and Mayor Rahm Emanuel have been sparring about solving the problem with the finances. Thankfully, Chano has come in to put on for his city and help keep education as a priority.
H/T: Sports Illustrated