DNC host committee to donate $750K to Philadelphia schools

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 19, 2016 11:06 AM

Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton appears on the screen during the second day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/John Locher)

(Philadelphia) -- The host committee that organized Philadelphia's 2016 Democratic National Convention is closing up shop with a donation to city schools.

The committee will give $750,000 to the School District of Philadelphia's Right Books Campaign, which aims to put libraries in classrooms around the city.

Committee chair and former Gov. Ed Rendell says they wanted to have a significant impact through the convention on the Philadelphia community. He calls the donation "a bow on the entire convention process."

Rendell, Mayor Jim Kenney and Superintendent William Hite Jr. are to announce the gift Monday.

The money being donated had been held in escrow to secure a line of credit for the host committee. The funds are being released now that the DNC's operations are winding up.

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