Student Well-Being

Billionaire Donates $18M to Andre Agassi’s Charter School

By Bryan Toporek — October 31, 2011 1 min read

Billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, the former owner of MGM studios, is donating $18 million to the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy in Las Vegas, Agassi announced over the weekend.

Kerkorian’s gift marks the largest donation in the 16-year history of the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education, which has raised over $150 million in total.

The Foundation for Education sends funding to Agassi Prep, which has sent every one of its graduates for the past three years to college. The school is located in an “at-risk neighborhood in the urban core of Las Vegas,” according to the

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.