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    Billionaire Pays Student Loans

    So a billionaire that was asked to speak at a college commencement ceremony paid off everyone’s student loans. What a wonderful person! He asked the kids to pay it forward and some in the class are brainstorming how the class can do that.

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    I love this story. Nearly 400 grads with zero debt. And I found this clip about his wife and her passion:

    His wife, Hope Dworaczyk, 34, whom he married in 2015 advocates for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through an organization called Best Buddies.

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    Think what good could be accomplished if more people were like them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    Think what good could be accomplished if more people were like them.
    Philanthropy at all levels. Our foodbank says they can buy 5X the food the consumer $ gets. Every $ counts! Before school, after school, backpack program for weekend supplies and the summer in the park programs. A kid that isn't hungry learns better. This is where we invest heavily.

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    Robert F Smith's address at Morehouse College https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P1C...ature=youtu.be

    I would have been impressed to hear such a speech at my convocation address and so much of what he advises is applicable to all.
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    I loved watching this story this morning on the news. The looks on those kids faces...… what a gift. Amazing.

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    This is a much better idea than lower and lower middle income Americans paying taxes for loan forgiveness programs for people who outearn them.

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    This was a wonderful gesture that wouldn't have been necessary if we had reasonably priced (or free) college educations in this country.

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    Makes me wonder what Bezos could do...or does he even do philanthropy?

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    Makes me wonder what Bezos could do...or does he even do philanthropy?
    He does some, but I'd rather he just pay and treat his workers decently. I mean supposedly he's involved with some homeless stuff, but some of those who work for Amazon are homeless ...
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