Chance The Philanthropist donates over $1 million to Chicago Public Schools Jayda Ward March 6, 2017 Culture 307 Tweet Share Share Email WhatsAppShares 0Chance The Rapper. Chance The Good Guy. Chance The Philanthropist. Chance The Rapper must be protected at ALL COSTS. Seriously. During a press conference on Monday, Chance the Rapper announced that he will be pledging $1 million of his personal money to Chicago Public Schools. To many who follow the rapper, this isn’t a surprise. Chance The Rapper is a very generous, and helping rapper, a very rare thing these days. If you recall, Chance The Rapper once brought all of the tickets for his concert from scalpers so that his fans would be able to buy them at a reasonable price. Last week, Chance The Rapper met with Governor Bruce Rauner to discuss Chicago’s public education system and the ongoing funding crisis. The meeting was set in motion after Rauner tweeted his congratulations to Chance for wining three Grammys. Chance, then, responded asking to sit down and have a meeting with the governor. I’m meeting privately with the governor Wednesday. The two of us will address funding education in Chicago. I’m eager to hear his ideas. — Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) February 27, 2017 After the meeting, Chance told the media that Rauner had given him “vague answers” and he urged the media to use their power to let the world know about the horrors of Chicago’s educational crisis. .@chancetherapper met w @GovRauner about education funding today. Here’s what he told me about this important issue: https://t.co/yZyUH52yBj pic.twitter.com/2w6o6LTuRi — Katie Couric (@katiecouric) March 3, 2017 Chance’s pledge to donate $1 million to CPS is without a doubt a exemplary result of the unsuccessful meeting with Rauner. Not only is Chance donating $1 million, he is also pledgining 10K to 10 schools. While to some it may seem like those in power have given up on Chicago youth, Chance has not. “The check that I donated is a call to action. I’m challenging major companies and corporations Chicago and across the U.S. to donate and take action,” Chance stated. Being a Chicago native himself, Chance has a personal connection to the youth of the city. He sees himself in some of Chicago’s youth today. Chance was able to make his dreams happen as a successful, independent artist. Now he is working, and plans, to give other kids the opportunity to pursue their own destinies. Chance’s philanthropic efforts aren’t going unnoticed either. Former First Lady, Michelle Obama tweeted out, “Thanks @chancetherapper for giving back to the Chicago community, which gave us so much. You are an example of the power of arts education.” EVERYBODY has a dream. Thank you Chance for being all that is good in the world. Chance cares, if don’t nobody else care. Watch Chance The Rappers full press announcement here.