A-Rod donates $500k to Madges Raising Malawi charity

August 12th, 2008 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI  


New York, Aug 12 (ANI): Alex Rodriguez, who has recently been in the news for his alleged links with the Material Girl, has reportedly made a 500,000 dollars donation to Madonnas Raising Malawi charity.

According to reports, the American baseball player has made the contribution to the charity, which helps the African nation’’s one million orphans gain access to food, education and medical care.

“They”ve asked him for a million dollars, and I hear he’’s agreed to give at least 500,000 dollars,” the New York Daily News quoted a source as saying.

Rodriguez has in the past given 3.9 million dollars to the University of Miami to help build a baseball stadium, and he didn”t even want his name on it, and in the present situation, no one has come forward from his side to make a statement.

“Obviously when you”re talking about donors, these are private things. I would never reveal information about any donor,” Raising Malawi director Philippe van den Bossche said.

Bossche further denied claims that Madonna’’s plans to build a girls” school with the funding will include a Kabbalah-based curriculum.

“We”re building a girls” school, which will bring the best resources from around the world with a specific focus on medicine, education and the law, he stated.

“It will be based on the British system - as is taught in private schools Madonna’’s children Lourdes and Rocco attend… We want programs that can be copied in developing countries throughout the world. Not just a celebrity one-off,” he added.

Madonna is reportedly preparing to adopt a Malawian girl, having completed her adoption of Malawi-born David Banda. (ANI)

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