Alicia Keys: Singer Donates $60,000 To Help Save Arts Programme At Her Alma Mater: “This Is Big”

Alicia Keys: Singer Donates $60,000 To Help Save Arts Programme At Her Alma Mater: “This Is Big”

  • Singer Alicia Keys has contributed $60,000 to help save the Professional Performing Arts School in New York City from closing down permanently
  • The celebrated artiste and her label generously donated the cash to support fundraising efforts aimed at retaining her beloved alma mater
  • Her contribution comes in support of 12-year-old Tennyson Artigliere, who created a GoFundMe page to raise $102,000 for the school

Celebrated singer Alicia Keys and her music label have contributed $60,000 to a fundraising campaign to retain the Professional Performing Arts School (PPAS) in New York City.

It comes after 12-year-old girl Tennyson Artigliere, a seventh grader, created a GoFundMe to raise $102,000 (GH¢1,329,720.96+) to prevent the performing arts programme in the school from permanently closing due to budget cuts.

Alicia Keys and her music label donate $60,000 to her alma mater.
Alicia Keys donates $60,000 to help save performing arts programme at her alma mater. Photo credit: aliciakeys.
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When the singer, who also attended the school, learnt about the girl's quest to save the Professional Performing Arts School, she decided to contribute $60,000 (GH¢782,188.80).

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Per TMZ, Keys and Roc Nation's donation increased the kid's previous fundraising total of around $50,000. The singer also promised to assist in annual fundraising for the programme until the city can provide the funding independently.

Commenting on the donation from the singer, Tennyson expressed joy for celebrity assistance.

“I had no idea that it would be this big and blow up this huge,” the 12-year-old said.

The donation to PPAS to help the school remain operational until the school year ends has relieved parents, students, and alumni alike.

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