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Microsoft Co-Founder Will Donate $100 Million to Fight Ebola

Paul Allen EbolaMicrosoft co-founder Paul Allen announced on Twitter today that he will contribute at least $100 million to fight the spread of Ebola.

Allen urged others to make their own donations to organizations that are working to fight Ebola.

“Everybody feels called sometimes to really pursue a certain thing that resonates with them, and this has resonated with me,” he told the New York Times.”We’re up against an extremely tough opponent here. The exponential nature of the growth of this disease is really a challenge — we’ve already seen in the U.S. where one case quickly became two.”

A portion of Allen’s  donation will go to the University of Massachusetts Medical School to support training, medical workers and lab equipment in Liberia. Funding will also go to the World Health Organization.

The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation has also launched the website TackleEbola.com, which raises money for projects ranging from an Ebola medivac fund, to household protection kits, to support for orphans and children affected by Ebola.

Last week, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that he would donate $25 million to fight the disease.

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

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