Jada Pinkett Smith Donates $1 Mill In Honor of Tupac

December 12, 2006


Jada Pinkett Smith just made history at the school she and Tupac attended, generously donating $1 million earmarked for renovation and expansion.

Jada Pinkett Smith offered the funds from her Baltimore-based charity, the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation. The couple had previously donated $112,500 to the Baltimore school.

Pinkett Smith’s donation is the largest ever from a graduate of the BaltimoreSchool for the Arts. The school has announced plans to name their new theater after her, however Pinkett Smith has requested that the theater be dedicated to her late friend and former classmate Tupac Shakur.

“She knew how brilliant he was and just thought it was only fitting to dedicate it to him,” Karen Banfield Evans, Pinkett Smith’s aunt and executive director of the Smith Family Foundation told the Associated Press.


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