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Jay-Z's incredibly generous gift to school children revealed

The rapper and his wife Beyonce are known for their charitable efforts

Faye James
Senior Editor
June 12, 2024
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Jay-Z has stepped into the spotlight for a cause close to his heart, championing a campaign to fund private school vouchers in Philadelphia. 

The renowned entertainment mogul, through his influential Roc Nation, has announced its commitment to supporting the Pennsylvania Award for Student Success. This legislative proposal aims to allocate taxpayer money towards private school scholarships for low-income families residing in areas with underperforming schools.

"We have enjoyed such a special connection with Philadelphians, so we’ve made it our mission to invest in the long-term success of the city’s changemakers,” shared Dania Diaz, Roc Nation's Managing Director of Philanthropy, in a heartfelt press release last week.

Jay-Z's ties to Philadelphia run deep, strengthened by Roc Nation’s annual Made In America festival and his involvement with the REFORM Alliance, an organization fervently advocating for criminal justice reform. These connections have solidified his commitment to the city and its future.

However, the path to promoting school vouchers is not without controversy. In Pennsylvania, as in many other states, the debate over school vouchers is heated. Republicans argue that vouchers provide a lifeline for students to escape underperforming schools.

In contrast, teachers' unions, school boards, and many Democrats strongly oppose the idea of diverting taxpayer money to private and religious institutions.

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Jay Z and wife Beyonce are known for their generosity

Jay-Z's endorsement of the voucher bill has sparked significant pushback online. The AFT Pennsylvania teachers union voiced their disapproval on the social platform X, posting a photo of Jay-Z alongside Jeffrey Yass, a billionaire and major Republican donor in Pennsylvania. 

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Yass is known for his strong advocacy for school choice. The union's succinct caption, "This ain't it," highlights the divisive nature of this educational debate.

Despite the backlash, Jay-Z’s commitment to philanthropy remains unwavering. Alongside his wife, Beyoncé, the power couple has a long history of supporting charitable endeavors. 

NEW YORK - AUGUST 28:  (U.S. TABLOIDS OUT) Jay Z and Beyonce perform onstage during the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 28, 2003 in New York City.  (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)© Frank Micelotta
Jay-Z and Beyoncé perform in 2003

They have generously backed organizations like Artists for Peace and Justice, GLAAD, Global Citizen, Keep a Child Alive, and United Way, showcasing their dedication to various causes.

In 2023, Jay-Z and Beyoncé's philanthropic efforts reached new heights when they raised an astounding $20 million for the Shawn Carter Foundation at a black-tie gala. This foundation, named after Jay-Z's birth name, focuses on empowering individuals through education, further highlighting his commitment to transformative social change.

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