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A Beneficiary of Philanthropy, (Part I) — Robert F. Smith

On May 19, 2019, Robert F. Smith made history with his generous gift to the 2019 class of Morehouse College. Mr. Smith pledged to pay the student debt (valued at $40 Million) for the entire class of approximately 400 students via his family foundation. When I heard the news, I wasn’t shocked because I have long studied his philanthropy, and was a first-hand beneficiary a few years ago.

I first learned about Robert F. Smith in 2016 while reading about private equity and venture capital (in a former life I wanted to be a VC!), and was impressed to read of his trajectory and accomplishments....READ MORE - CLICK HERE.

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