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Prince Donates a $1.5m to the Preservation of the Arts

February 10, 2011  |  5:04pm
Prince Donates a $1.5m to the Preservation of the Arts

At the end of his last performance at Madison Square Garden, Prince announced he wants to help pave the way so that new generations will be able to partake of the arts.

To make this goal a reality, Prince donated $1 million to the Harlem’s Children Zone, as well as giving $250,000 to both The American Ballet Theatre and The Uptown Dance Academy. Prince’s solid gold Fender Custom Stratocaster guitar, that was used during his “Welcome 2 America” performances, was auctioned off at the concert afterparty by Charity Buzz.

Prince also said he plans to continue his “Welcome 2 America” tour across the U.S. and will continue to find and donate to other organizations to achieve his goal.

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