Published Online: October 6, 2009
Published in Print: October 7, 2009, as KIPP Benefactor Dies

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KIPP Benefactor Dies

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Donald G. Fisher, the co-founder of the Gap clothing chain and a major benefactor of the Knowledge Is Power Program network of schools, died at his home in San Francisco on Sept. 27.

He was 81 and had cancer.

Since 2000, Mr. Fisher and his wife, Doris, had given some $200 million to education and other youth-related causes, half of which supported the growth of the KIPP network and Teach For America, the nonprofit group that recruits teachers for hard-to-staff schools.

Vol. 29, Issue 06, Page 5

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