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Mark Zuckerberg Pledges $100M to Newark Schools

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Sep 23, 2010 • References: nytimes and ecorazzi
The 26-year-old university drop-out Mark Zuckerberg pledges to help the Newark public school system, which is in desperate need of an overhaul. The Facebook founder turned billionaire is using his wealth with the hope that the Governor and Mayor will be able to right the failing structure that was condemned 15 years ago.

Mark Zuckerberg pledges this $100 million as the first donation from a foundation he is setting up to finance more education projects in the future.