Obama Donates $1.4M Nobel Cash to 10 Charities
Most goes to veterans, Haiti, and education
By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 11, 2010 5:32 PM CST
In this Dec. 10, 2009, file photo, President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Barack Obama poses with his medal and diploma at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony at City Hall in Oslo.   (AP Photo/John McConnico, File)

(Newser) – President Obama has donated the $1.4 million he got with the Nobel Peace Prize to 10 charities, with a heavy emphasis on education. The most money, however, went to Fisher House, which provides care for patients at VA and military hospitals. It gets $250,000, while the Clinton-Bush Haiti fund gets $200,000.

Six other charities, all education-related, received $125,000: the College Summit; the Posse Foundation, which awards scholarships to public high school students; the Appalachian Leadership and Education Foundation; the Hispanic Scholarship Fund; and the American Indian and United Negro college funds. AfriCare and the Central Asia Institute, which works toward girls' education and literacy in Afghanistan, both received $100,000.

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Mar 12, 2010 3:02 PM CST
People just sit around waiting for President Obama to fail while if the man were to be intrumental in some way finding the cure to cancer, RIGHTY would say...WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG? Is it not enough that 3 or 4 terrorist plots have been twarted, Iraq and Afghanistan has improved or remained the same colossal mess, Haiti rescue relief ran about as smoothly as possilble, and the he has managed to move "some" legislation along that the fickle public wanted before smear campaigns and obstructionists (ergo crybabies) used their war chests of disinfomation, while others where busy attempting to fix problems (exempting certain swarmy Dems).
Mar 12, 2010 12:23 PM CST
Money that he certainly did not earn. I would have been embarrassed to accept knowing it was empty and political but I am not from Chicago or a Democrat.
Mar 12, 2010 7:29 AM CST
The man only did what any human being should do after getting that kind of money for doing exactly nothing. Obama didn't do anything special here.