Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook co-founder and CEO, announced Tuesday that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, will be giving 99 percent of their Facebook shares – currently valued at more than $45 billion – to charitable purposes.
The couple plans to give over the course of their lifetimes through the newly founded Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a limited liability corporate structure; notably, not a non-profit. They plan to focus their initial efforts on curing disease, connecting people with technology and “personalized learning.”
What is personalized learning? Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Diane Tavenner, the head of Summit Public Schools, a system of charter schools that partnered with Facebook in September, in part because it specializes in personalized learning.
- Diane Tavenner, co-founder and CEO of Summit Public Schools, a system of charter schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. She tweets @dianetavenner.