Former president, presidential candidate open campaign to raise $100 million to give scholarships to victims' survivors
The Associated Press
9/28/01 7:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former President Clinton and former Sen. Bob Dole, one-time political adversaries, are teaming up to help raise $100 million in scholarships for the children and spouses of victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Clinton and Dole will announce Saturday they will be co-chairmen of the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund, created by the Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation for Education. The scholarships will be offered in partnership with the Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of America.
Lumina has pledged $2 million outright and another $1 million in matching funds to encourage individual donations. The organization also hopes to raise money from corporations and other groups.
Clinton defeated Dole, the former Senate majority leader, in the 1996 presidential election.
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