Thursday, June 30, 2011

DC School Sports Saved By Anonymous Donation

Note: This is a summary of a story from an outside news organization.  Follow the links in the post to read the full article.

Sports in Washington D.C.'s public schools had been going through some tough times.  Faced with a 28% budget cut, they were suddenly saved by an anonymous $1.5-million donation.  According to a story in The Washington Examiner, the money went to the D.C. Public Education Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to finding money for public schools in the District.  This new influx of cash will allow the school to purchase new athletic equipment and add sports programs for girls.

The Examiner story states that school officials became aware of the donation during the fiscal year, so some parents and community members are frustrated that they weren't made aware of the donation after spending countless hours fundraising.  The D.C. Public Education Fund explained that they don't publicize a gift when the donor wishes to remain anonymous.  Even though the donation is sure to boost sports in D.C.'s public schools, some parents are still not sure whether they will cancel their fundraising plans.  They are skeptical of the secretive nature of the donation, and want to know the plans are for next year's budget.

If you are interested in reading the rest of this story, visit the website of The Washington Examiner.

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