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Sean Parker donates $24 million for allergy research

Noel King Dec 25, 2014
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Sean Parker, the tech entrepreneur who founded Napster and the first president of Facebook, donated $24 million to Stanford University to create a center for allergy research.

Parker suffered from severe food allergies all his life, and with his gift, joins a long line of philanthropists who have given large donations to cure or alleviate diseases that affect them personally.

Parker and other young tech entrepreneurs differ slightly from their predecessors in that they’re likely to donate large sums directly to an academic or medical institution rather than starting a foundation of their own. 

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