Education A National Roundup

Gates Aids Alma Mater

By Mary Ann Zehr — October 04, 2005 1 min read

Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates has given $40 million to Lakeside School in Seattle, the private school he graduated from in 1973. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s donation is the largest in the history of the independent school, which serves 773 students in grades 5-12.

A version of this article appeared in the October 05, 2005 edition of Education Week