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Adelsons Donate $50 Million to Las Vegas Jewish Education

Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, have donated $50 million to Jewish private schools in Las Vegas.
By Rachel Hirshfeld
First Publish: 2/10/2013, 5:32 PM

Sheldon and Miriam Adelson
Sheldon and Miriam Adelson
Israel news photo: Flash 90

Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, have donated $50 million to Jewish private schools in Las Vegas.

Founded in 2006, the Adelson Education Campus serves approximately 600 students, from preschool to high school.

"We are grateful to the Adelsons for this remarkable gift," Paul Schiffman, head of school, said in a statement. "The Adelsons have been very closely involved in every aspect of our school, and we have benefitted tremendously from their good counsel. Our ability to move forward without debt enables us to fulfill our educational mission with even greater freedom and imagination."

The Adelson campus was modeled after Miriam Adelson's alma mater, the Reali School in Haifa, Israel, where she studied for 12 years, The Las Vegas Sun reported.

"It was an institution that not only had high academic standards but also instilled values and friendships for life," Miriam Adelson said in a statement. "I’m gratified to see that the Adelson Campus now offers those experiences to its students, giving them a sense of belonging and personal history. With this donation, my hope is that the school will continue to be a home for generations.”

“We are very proud of this school. It provides a world class education in a magnificent facility. The excellence and devotion of the faculty and administration are of the highest caliber. Miri and I are so pleased to make this gift,” added Sheldon Adelson.