You can read the whole article here.
May 23 (Bloomberg) -- Philanthropist and retired hedge-fund manager Robert W.
Wilson said he is giving $22.5 million to the Archdiocese of New York to fund a
scholarship program for needy inner-city students attending Roman Catholic
Wilson, 80, said in a phone interview today that although he is an
atheist, he has no problem donating money to a fund linked to Catholic schools.
``Let's face it, without the Roman Catholic Church, there would be no
Western civilization,'' Wilson said. ``Shunning religious organizations would be
abhorrent. Keep in mind, I'm helping to pay tuition. The money isn't going
directly to the schools.''
Wilson's donation is the largest the archdiocese
has ever received. The money will be used to fund the Cardinal's Scholarship
Program, which was started in 2005 to give disadvantaged students attending the
archdiocese's inner-city schools partial or full tuition grants, Jacqueline
LoFaro, the archdiocese's associate superintendent of schools, said in a phone
``It was a chance for a very modest amount of money to get
kids out of a lousy school system and into a good school system,'' Wilson said.