In celebration of Global Day of Giving last year, In a Perfect World (IAPW) announced that it was launching a fundraising drive to build a school in honor of industry icon Quincy Jones.
“Giving Tuesday is such a great opportunity for people to come together as a collective and make a big impact,” says IAPW founder Manuela Testolini. “We can reach children alone, but we can do so much more together. Just $30 sends a kid to school in Los Angeles with a backpack full of school supplies. And $22 sends a kid to school in a developing country for one year. How easy is that?”
The school will be erected this year in a country of Jones’ choice and will join a list of 28 schools built by the organization, including two schools in honor of music legend, Prince.