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Mark Zuckerberg and Wife To Donate $120 million to California Schools

Mark Zuckerberg and WifeFacebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, will donate $120 million to public schools near their California home, the couple announced on the social networking site on Friday.

The money will be distributed to Bay Area schools through their foundation, Startup: Education, to improve technology used in the classrooms over the next five years.

“We live in Palo Alto, which has, fortunately, one of the greatest school districts in the country,” Chan told NBC’s “Today.”

“But right next door, actually within walking distance of our home, is East Palo Alto that has a K-8 system that has a lot of unmet needs that the public school district is struggling to make up the difference for at this time.”

Chan told the news station that she and her billionaire husband hope their donation improves the educations of underprivileged children.

“We want to continue to be involved in helping improve equality for all our local kids,” she said.

Chan later discussed her marriage with Zuckerberg, and how sometimes her biggest job is making sure her husband doesn’t forget to eat.


Source: nydailynews

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