Winning the Nobel Peace Prize, warranted or not, means you get a cool $1.4 million with which to keep on' peacin' on. Nobel laureate/President Barack Obama has announced that he'll donate his prize money to a long list of charities. That's the good news.
The bad news is, Nobel laureate/President Barack Obama has announced that he'll donate his prize money to a long list of charities…
Following is a breakdown of Obama's donations:
$250,000 to Fisher House, a national nonprofit organization providing accommodation for families of patients receiving medical care at military and Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers.
$200,000 to the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund, which was set up in the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake to help survivors.
$125,000 to College Summit, a national nonprofit organization to increase college enrollment rates.
$125,000 to the Posse Foundation, which awards scholarships to promising public high school students.
$125,000 to the United Negro College Fund.
$125,000 to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
$125,000 to the American Indian College Fund.
$125,000 to the Appalachian Leadership and Education Foundation.
$100,000 to AfriCare, which promotes health, food security and access to water primarily in Africa.
$100,000 to the Central Asia Institute, which education and literacy, especially for girls, in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Doesn't he remember the first rule of politics? The more charities to which you donate, or the more pages you use to write legislation, the more reasons people will find to get pissed off at you.
Sure, it seems hard to believe that anyone could quarrel with financial aid for underprivileged students, but this is America. We'll find a way.
Tags: Barack Obama, Money, Nobel Prize