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February 8, 2012

Jay-Z brings his act to Carnegie Hall, steps up charitable work

Atlantic Yards Report

Jay-Z played Carnegie Hall last night, in a benefit for his Shawn Carter Foundation (which supports college education) and he apparently nailed it.

The concerts last night and tonight, as well as a fundraising carnival last September that raised more than $1 million, suggest Jay-Z is stepping up his support.

However, as The Daily reported yesterday, in 2010, it raised only $218,849, with most coming from a company owned by a fan. It distributed $124,000 in scholarships that year, plus $23,744 on college tours for potential scholarship recipients and $20,223 for a toy drive in Bed-Stuy.

Shouldn't it be enough for stars to donate their services to raise money? Maybe, maybe not.


Posted by eric at February 8, 2012 10:42 AM