Mayor Nutter's crowdfunding campaign for schools raises $531k - Technical.ly Philly

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Oct. 23, 2013 10:30 am

Mayor Nutter’s crowdfunding campaign for schools raises $531k

Nutter launched the campaign in early September to raise money for supplies for city schools with a goal of $500,000 by Oct. 15. Last-minute funds came through after Oct. 15, which pushed the campaign past its goal.
Students get backpacks from St. Christopher’s Children’s Hospital. Photo by Akira Suwa for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Students get backpacks from St. Christopher's Children's Hospital. Photo by Akira Suwa for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Mayor Michael Nutter‘s crowdfunding campaign for school supplies raised $531,000, according to a press release. The city contributed $200,000 to the campaign and plans to contribute $1 million over the next five years.

Nutter launched the campaign in early September to raise money for supplies for city schools with a goal of $500,000 by Oct. 15. Last-minute funds came through after Oct. 15, which pushed the campaign past its goal, Newsworks reported.

When the campaign launched, some criticized it, saying that “you cannot crowdsource a quality education.” Others in the tech scene, including Artisan CEO and frequent Nutter liason to local entrepreneurship Bob Moul, joined in on the fundraising.

Schools must apply to receive a portion of the money raised.

You can still donate to the fund here.

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