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By Good News Network Friday, January 20, 2012
The billionaire philanthropist David M. Rubenstein will donate $7.5 million to help fix the shuttered, earthquake-damaged Washington Monument, government officials announced Thursday.
The gift once again confirmed Rubenstein’s status as a generous repeat benefactor for Washington’s endangered national icons.
It comes a month after he donated $4.5 million to the National Zoo’s cash-strapped giant panda program and seven months after a $13.5 million gift to the National Archives.
(READ the story in Washington Post)
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