SUCCESS ACADEMY RAISES $9.3 MILLION AT SPRING BENEFIT -- Capital’s Eliza Shapiro and Conor Skelding: The Success Academy charter school network raised $9.3 million at its third annual spring benefit on Monday night, according to an attendee, up from $7.7 million at last year's benefit. The figure was announced by Dan Loeb, a hedge fund manager who serves as the chairman of Success' board of directors. The event was held at Cipriani in midtown Manhattan.
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries delivered the keynote address in lieu of Governor Andrew Cuomo, who was to give the keynote before his trade visit to Cuba was planned for the same day. …
“I stand here because I unequivocally support quality public education and that's what Eva Moskowitz and Success Academy provide,” Jeffries said, according to a quote posted on Success' Twitter account. “It’s easier to raise strong children than it is to repair broken men.”
Television host Katie Couric, Weekly Standard founder William Kristol, California Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Gregory Meeks of Queens and former Department of Education chancellor Joel Klein also attended the benefit, according to the attendee and Twitter posts. http://goo.gl/Mt1bSH
Governor Cuomo had been advertised as headlining the bash, but decided to go to Cuba instead.
Success does not seem to have suffered from Cuomo's absence.
Over $9 million in one night.
Not a bad take.
Tell me again why they need more money and free rent?