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Former Mayor Daley Donates Campaign Funds To Charity

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Former Mayor Richard Daley is donating more than a half-million dollars of leftover campaign cash to charity. 

The biggest chunk of cash, $150,000, will go to After School Matters, the organization founded by Daley's late wife, Maggie, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Another windfall of $100,000 heads to the Maggie Daley Center for Women's Cancer care.

Longtime Daley spokeswoman Jacquelyn Heard told the Tribune $100,000 also will go to the Lurie Children's Foundation, and Misericordia Home and De La Salle Institute will each get $25,000. Children of the Crossroads Foundation, the Faith Community of St. Sabina and Kids Off the Block are among organizations getting $20,000.

Since finishing his final term as Chicago mayor in 2011, Daley became a senior adviser at JPMorgan Chase, a distinguished senior fellow at the University of Chicago, sits on Coca-Cola's board and is "of counsel" at law firm Katten Muchin Rosenman.

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