Tulsa's Zarrow fund drive successful

Wednesday, March 26th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Tulsa-AP) -- Tulsans have exceeded a challenge by a local philanthropist to raise a million dollars for area public schools.

During only three and half months of donations, Tulsans have raised $1,039,000 for Tulsa Schools which have struggling with state budget cuts.

Philanthropist Henry Zarrow pledged to match every dollar up to a million dollars raised.

Officials say the bulk of the donations came from individuals.

Corporate donations and money from fund-raisers were also included in the fund.

The money will go directly to the Tulsa Schools' general fund.