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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Secrets Behind the KIPP Bump, Part III: More Money

This is the third of several posts with results from a widely reported new study of the KIPP phenomenon.

With the help of Fisher, Walton, Gates, Broad, and an impressive list of donors and investors from Wall Street, the KIPP empire been born.  All cash given, of course, is matched by a tax credit.  Here is a list of Whales from the KIPP website:

$60,000,000 and Above:






The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation,The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation





Laura and John Arnold Family Foundation
Reed Hastings and Patty Quillin


Marcus Foundation
Miles Family Foundation  
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Thomas and Susan Dunn
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Abrams Foundation
All Stars Helping Kids
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
CityBridge Foundation
Credit Suisse
John and Laura Fisher
Robert and Elizabeth Fisher
William and Sakurako Fisher
Goldman Sachs Foundation
Goldsbury Foundation
Kinder Foundation
Koret Foundation
Leon Lowenstein Foundation
The Louis Calder Foundation
Hee-Jung and John Moon
Stephen Jr. and Susan Mandel
National Geographic Education Foundation
Prudential Foundation
Arthur Rock
SAP America, Inc.
Paul Singer
State Farm Companies Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
$50,000 -$ 99,999:
David Goldberg and Sheryl Sandberg
The Jay Pritzker Foundation
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation
NewSchools Venture Fund
NFL Charities
Peter B. and Adeline W. Ruffin Foundation
Select Equity Group Inc.
And here is another picture that is worth a thousand dollars words from the Western Michigan Study (click to enlarge):

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