Paul Allen Giving $100M to Fight Ebola

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paul-allenMicrosoft co-founder and billionaire Paul G. Allen announced on Thursday that he will donate $100 million to the fight against Ebola in West Africa, where the virus has killed almost 5,000 people. The offer nearly quadruples his earlier committed amount of $26 million to nonprofit groups and government agencies, making him one of the largest individual donors to the cause.

“Everybody feels called sometimes to really pursue a certain thing that resonates with them, and this has resonate with me,” Allen told¬†The New York Times. He also created the websitewww.TackleEbola.com to direct smaller donors to projects in need. Allen’s old business partner Bill Gates recently announced his foundation would give $50 million to the cause.¬†Read more at the New York Times.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

4 COMMENTS

  1. “How can I get a piece of the action?”

    Go to medical school and train in infectious diseases. I should warn you that infectious disease specialists are currently the lowest paid medical specialty in the US.

  2. Chachomim.
    What I meant to say was, how do I get a few dollars from Mr. Allen to help me pay down my children’s Yeshiva tuition.

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