Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Celebrity Philanthropy: Kanye West Set to Host Fundraiser

Six time Grammy award winner Kanye West will host his foundation's inaugural benefit concert in his hometown of Chicago on August 24th.

The event will raise money for the Kanye West Foundation, the Kanye West Scholarship Fund at Chicago State University and the establishment of the Loop Dreams Teacher Institute in Chicago. The Loop Dreams Teacher Training Institute will provide training to teachers in the ailing Chicago Public School system, who are interested in incorporating Hip-Hop music into their curriculums.

The concert will take place at the House of Blues and during the evening, West will pay tribute to pioneering African-American investor John Rogers, Founder and CEO of the billion-dollar Ariel Capital Management company.

Kanye's mother, Dr. Donda West, who is the foundation's board chair says: “Kanye is committed to excellence through education and established ‘Loop Dreams’ as the first and signature initiative of his foundation.”

The mission of the Kanye West Foundation is to help combat the severe drop out problems in high schools across the United States by developing student centered programs geared towards increased literacy, heightened self-worth, independent thinking and self actualization through the arts.

Source {Allhiphop}
Kanye West Foundation

2 comments: said...

hmm interesting. surprisingly, I ahvn't heard anything in the media

bgb staff said...

"E" cable channel mentioned it briefly this week - tickets are available at Thx for checking out my blog!