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October 9, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Charter school campaign receives sizeable donations

The campaign to bring charter schools to Washington state received two¬†big donations last week — $2 million from Bill Gates and $1.1 million from Alice Walton, daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton. Another $500,000 came from two New York residents, one of whom is the managing director of De Shaw and Co., a global investment and…

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July 17, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Latest big gift to charter schools initiative: $600,000 from Wal-Mart heiress

Alice Walton, the daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton, donated $600,000 last week to an initiative to allow charter schools in Washington state, helping to bring the effort’s fundraising to $3.3 million. Also last week, Seattle venture capitalist Nick Hanauer contributed $250,000, bringing his total investment to $450,000, according to public disclosure documents. And Mike…

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