South Dakota Billionaire’s $100 Million Gift for Harmony
MICHAEL WYLAND | June 07, 2018
South Dakota banker and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford has given away more than $1 billion of his fortune so far, and he’s not slowing down. His most recently announced gift of $100 million will go to the San Diego-based National University System to expand their Sanford Harmony program, with a goal “to make social-emotional learning available to every child nationwide in the PreK-6 grades,” according to a press release.
National University System says that the Sanford Harmony program, currently reaching 1.5 million children, will grow its footprint to up to 30 million students in the US and abroad. In fact, the program is already being adapted for use in Vietnam, Mexico, and Brazil, and has plans to expand to Europe, China, and India.