Councilman donates salary to two Northeast schools

City Councilman Allan Domb donated his salary to city public schools and worthwhile nonprofits.

City Councilman Allan Domb on Monday morning donated $2,500 each to five schools, including Mayfair and Aloysius FitzPatrick elementary schools, during a ceremony in Council chambers.

Domb (D-at large) donates his salary to city public schools and worthwhile nonprofits.

Principal Guy Lowery said Mayfair, 3001 Princeton Ave., will use its donation to buy new graphing calculators. Principal Karen White said FitzPatrick, 11061 Knights Road, will put the money toward musical instruments.

Investing in the future: City Councilman Allan Domb donated $2,500 each to Mayfair and Aloysius FitzPatrick elementary schools in the Northeast, as well as three other Philadelphia schools. SOURCE: DAN GROSS

“Our schools don’t get the credit they deserve,” he said. “My staff and I have visited nearly 40 public schools in Philadelphia since we began this donation initiative and what we find constantly are young people who are engaged and teachers who are working very hard. There’s no lack of interest from our students in learning, but there is a lack in funding, which is why I am happy to be able to help sponsor special projects at each school.”

“During this season of giving, we are especially grateful for Councilman Domb’s donation to our school communities,” said School District of Philadelphia Superintendent William Hite. “This generosity will help grant our students access to resources and experiences that will make them well-rounded and engaged learners. We are proud that the positive work being done in our schools is being recognized in such a meaningful way.” ••