Hats Off To George Lucas! Donates 4 Billion Dollars To Education

HOLY SMOKES! I have goosebumps. We all know that George Lucas just sold his Lucasfilm Ltd. to Disney and received a whopping 4 billion dollars from the deal. Well, instead of keeping the  money and … burning it daily for heat, George decided to donate the entire lump sum to education.

I guess George wanted to make sure Lucasfilm Ltd. was in good hands before letting it go. What a generous man.  Here’s what he had to say about the donation according to the Huff Post:

“I am dedicating the majority of my wealth to improving education. It is the key to the survival of the human race. We have to plan for our collective future –- and the first step begins with the social, emotional, and intellectual tools we provide to our children. As humans, our greatest tool for survival is our ability to think and to adapt – as educators, storytellers, and communicators our responsibility is to continue to do so.”

Star Wars fans – mark your calendars. “Star Wars: Episode VII” is due to hit theatres in 2015.

Thanks to my friend Lianne for posting on Facebook!

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  1. Actually, that quote is from back in 2010 when he created a foundation for education. Not saying he “isn’t” donating a good chunk of his sale to it, but it’s not a recent statement. Somehow people pulled the old quote and are attaching it to the news of the sale to Disney.

  2. While I hate to sound like a cynical New Yorker, I hope if he is donating all or a portion of this sale to education, it will be used to advance/help education in THIS country.

    If you look at where many of the wealthiest donors in this country distribute their money, much of it is spent in other third world countries/overseas.

    While Mr. Lucas (or any other wealthy individual) has the right to donate their money anywhere they wish, the reality is that they probably earned that wealth in this country.

    While I understand that the problems overseas are enormous, our country needs all the help it can get, and 4 billion (or even 1 billion) would surely make a difference.

    When I can afford to donate money or goods, I donate it in my own town, I don’t send it overseas. There are many, many Americans who need our help – especially since Hurricane Sandy roared up the East Coast. Can you imagine how much suffering 1 billion dollars would alleviate?

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