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Ken Griffin Gives $25 Million to New York’s Success Academy Schools

The Citadel founder has been on a education-focused donation spree recently, including a $300 million gift to Harvard University.

Ken Griffin and Eva Moskowitz
Ken Griffin and Eva MoskowitzPhotographer: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg
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Billionaire Ken Griffin is giving $25 million to Success Academy, New York City’s largest charter-school operator.

Success is looking to add 10,000 slots for students in the next five years — a 50% increase over current enrollment — and the gift will assist those expansion goals, founder and Chief Executive Officer Eva Moskowitz said Monday night during a benefit honoring Griffin. The organization has the charters to do so, and doesn’t depend on the ban on new licenses in New York City being lifted, she added.