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Richard Pryor Makes Donation

Illinois Community Center Finds $19,000 Donation From Richard Pryor

 

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois community center where Richard Pryor made his first performance as a child has received $19,000 from the late comedian. The (Peoria) Journal Star reports that the George Washington Carver Community Center in Peoria is getting the money from the state’s unclaimed cash program. The comedian had donated $100,000 to the facility and the leftover amount somehow was left to languish in a bank account that was turned over to the state treasurer’s office in 1991. Pryor died in 2005. It’s not clear when the original donation was made. The center’s board president, Ken Hinton, says the funds will support summer youth programs.

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