The Cupid Foundation, which was founded by Under Armour’s Kevin Plank, donated $1 million to a Baltimore organization that helps city students get to college.
The gift to the CollegeBound Foundation is specifically for college scholarships for city schools students. The foundation says up to 128 students benefit from its scholarships, and its 2016-17 portfolio is more than $1.6 million.
“CollegeBound has played a vital role in helping tens of thousands of students in our public schools realize their dreams of a college education, many the first in their families to do so, and we are proud to play a role in creating even more opportunities for the future,” Tom Geddes, Executive Director of the Cupid Foundation (and CEO of Plank Industries), said in a statement.
In addition to scholarships, CollegeBound also provides advisors and grants in 14 schools.
The foundation also received $3.5 million from Mark and Patricia Joseph in May. That was the largest donation in the nonprofit’s history.
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