Chance The Rapper increases public schools donation to $2.2 million
The Chicago Bulls, Hannibal Buress and Scooter Braun also pitched in.
Chance The Rapper donated $1 million to Chicago Public Schools in recent weeks, and the three-time Grammy winner still isn’t done giving.
Friday, Lil Chano announced that he was giving $10,000 to 12 more schools in his hometown. The Chicago Bulls basketball team also matched Chance’s initial seven-figure donation to Chicago Public Schools with a $1 million donation of their own. Kanye West’s manager Scooter Braun and comedian Hannibal Buress also helped secure funds.
Bulls president and COO Michael Reinsdorg presented Chance with the check during an announcement event at Robeson High School, which is in Chicago’s South Side. ABC 7 Chicago reports that the money will go toward arts and enrichment programs and school supplies, with the schools that have the greatest need getting priority.
All the donations will be made under the New Chance Arts and Literature Fund, a partnership with Chicago Public Schools foundation and the arts organizaiton Ingenuity, according to Chicago Sun Times.
Chance announced his initial $1 million donation in early March, after being disappointed from a meeting with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner. On Friday, he elaborated on what he felt was his duty to help kids in his hometown.
“It is my jobs as, just who I am, to bring light and attention to public school funding and how it affects my hometown. We all individually play roles in the betterment of the kids of Chicago,” he said.