- Philadelphia schools will get $5.7 million over three years from $16.3 million donation being made by John S. Middleton, a part-owner of the Philadelphia Phillies, and his wife, Leigh Middleton.
- Career and technology education will be the primary targets for the larger donation, which will also benefit Drexel University and the nonprofit company Philadelphia Youth Network and Philadelphia Academies Inc.
- United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey will distribute the funds.
From the article:
A wealthy businessman who is a part-owner of the Philadelphia Phillies is donating $16.3 million toward workforce development programs at the city's struggling school system and three other educational organizations — one of them a nonprofit run by the wife of Mayor Michael Nutter. ...