Chance the rapper Donates $1M to Chicago Public Schools
Chance the rapper is adding value to the community that helped raised him.
The “No problem” rapper donated $1M to public schools in Chicago. Speaking during a press conference at Oliver S. Westcott Elementary in Chicago.
“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.”
Chance met with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner over the weekend to discuss public school funding but Chano left the meeting dissapointed saying he was given “vague” answers.
“While I’m frustrated and disappointed in the governor’s inaction,” Chance said on the podium, “that will not stop me from continuing to do all I can in supporting Chicago’s most valuable resource: its children.” Before the press conference ended, he added: “Governor Rauner, do your job.”