March 30, 2010
Gov. Bob McDonnell plans to donate $25,000 left over from his inaugural funds to a fledgling charter school in Richmond.
McDonnell spokeswoman Taylor Thornley said Monday that the funds from his inaugural committee will go to the Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts in south Richmond.
His total inaugural surplus was $100,000, and state law dictates that surpluses must be donated to nonprofit organizations. Thornley says that where the rest of the funds will go has yet to be determined.
The Republican governor pushed for legislation making it easier to open public charter schools and he chose a charter-school advocate as the state's secretary of education.
McDonnell will attend a fundraiser at the school on Tuesday and plans to hold a reception at the Executive Mansion before that event.
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