SD Zoo Education Program Receives Largest Gift Ever - NBC 7 San Diego

SD Zoo Education Program Receives Largest Gift Ever

The $6 million donation will benefit disadvantaged students in San Diego County



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    A record-breaking donation will ensure San Diego’s most underprivileged children continue to learn about animals and their environment.

    On Thursday, San Diego Zoo Global announced a $6 million dollar gift from the Price Family Charitable Fund. It is the largest educational gift in the organization’s history.

    The permanent endowment will provide free programs for Title 1 schools in San Diego County, according to a statement from the zoo. Title 1 schools receive special funding from the federal government to help disadvantaged students.

    The donation will expand the zoo’s current educational program to include fourth graders, provide busing at the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, and create the new Price Education Center.

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