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Kanye West‘s charitable organization, The Kanye West Foundation, has shut down operations. The organization was founded by Kanye’s mother, Donda West, who died in 2007 of complications from plastic surgery.

According to the New York Times (login required), Joseph Collins, the former executive director of the organization, sent out an email to his associates last month informing them that he was looking for a job because the foundation had closed.

“I am reaching out to let you know that the Kanye West Foundation (kanyewestfoundation.org) has officially closed it doors after a successful 4+ years of programming and events,” Mr. Collins wrote in the e-mail. “It has been an incredible experience working with Kanye and the board to realize his mother’s vision and I am honored to have been given the opportunity to lead the Foundation.”

The Kanye West Foundation was launched in an effort to reduce high school dropout rates.

Source: The New York Times (login required to read article)

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