Facebook Co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg Gives $100 Million to Ensure Safe Voting

Facebook Co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg Gives $100 Million to Ensure Safe Voting

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s gift will be used to help pay for poll-worker recruitment, hazard pay, and training, among other things. A roundup of notable gifts compiled by the Chronicle: Center for Tech and Civic Life

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan pledged $100 million to ensure safe and reliable voting across the country. The money will be given through their Chan Zuckerberg donor-advised fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

The money will be used to help pay for poll-worker recruitment, hazard pay, and training; polling-place rental fees; temporary staffing support; drive-through voting; equipment to process ballots and applications; personal protective equipment for poll workers; and nonpartisan voter education from cities and counties. This is an additional donation on top of the $250 million the couple pledged to the organization in September.

The Facebook co-founder and his wife, a pediatrician, have given nearly $4 billion in recent years to their foundation and their donor-advised fund, through which they support three main areas: education, criminal justice, and science. They have appeared on the Chronicle’ s annual Philanthropy 50 list of the biggest donors six times since 2010. Clemson University

Wilbur (Billy) and Ann Powers gave $60 million to expand the business school, which will be renamed the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business, and will support scholarships, professorships, and academic programs.

Billy Powers founded and leads Powers Properties and Construction, a commercial construction firm in Florence, S.C.

Before starting the company in 1965, he worked as a land surveyor for the South Carolina Department of Transportation. He attended Clemson from 1953 to 1956 but left to work on his family’s farm. In 2004, the university awarded him an honorary doctor of humanities degree. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Raymond and Barbara Dalio gave $50 million through their Dalio Philanthropies to establish the Dalio Center for Health Justice, which will focus its efforts on improving health care equity for all patients and reducing health disparities that disproportionately affect people of color.

Raymond Dalio is a billionaire who founded Bridgewater Associates, a hedge fund in Westport, Conn. The couple have given extensively to a variety of causes and to back education programs in Connecticut. They have appeared on the Chronicle’ s annual Philanthropy 50 list of the biggest givers three times since 2015. Baylor University

Dan and Jenni Hord pledged $30 million to launch the Hord Scholarship Challenge, a program to encourage Baylor alumni to […]

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