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DeVos Decides To Donate Salary To Charity
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14 Feb 2018 03:43 PM EST

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will donate her $199,700 salary to four nonprofits — one of which would have its federal funding eliminated per the White House budget request.
DeVos will write checks divided equally among the four organizations, including the Special Olympics, Education Department spokeswoman Liz Hill told POLITICO.
President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2019 budget request would do away with about $12.5 million in federal money for the Special Olympics, the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with disabilities. Just this week, Special Olympics athletes and program leaders made the case on Capitol Hill for “critical funding.”
In a statement, the Special Olympics said it received a “verbal commitment” from DeVos about her donation.
“We do not have additional specifics at this time,” the organization said. “Special Olympics appreciates the opportunity to continue [to] work with and educate Secretary DeVos and members of Congress to create more unified and inclusive schools in our country.”
The donation to the Special Olympics comes after DeVos has faced intense scrutiny over special education.

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