Apple CEO Cook donates to New Orleans music school after Tulane University speech

“Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the donation of Apple products including music software training to the center, which was founded in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina,” William Gallagher reports for AppleInsider. “He attended a performance at the school following his commencement speech at Tulane University.”

“Following his commencement address to the students of Tulane University, New Orleans, Tim Cook visited the city’s Ellis Marsalis Center for Music where he committed to donating Apple products to the school,” Gallagher reports. “”

“Cook met with jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis plus directors including actor/musician Harry Connick Jr, who co-founded the school in 2011,” Gallagher reports. “The center already uses Apple hardware and software to produce music and it’s not been revealed what specifically Cook has donated. However, it does include software training.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Congrats, Ellis Marsalis Center for Music!

Apple CEO Tim Cook to address Tulane University graduates at Commencement 2019 this May – February 8, 2019


  1. He could have retired all their student debt and received huge PR kudos. The students cared enough to invest in themselves, but perhaps Apple can’t afford it.

    1. The guy who did that was spending $40MM of his own money on the graduates of a historically black university. Not quite the same as spending millions on graduates of a school that is the southern equivalent of Yale or Stanford.

  2. Momentarily thought, from the title of the topic, that Tim Cook finally gained a mindset to donate his own money to his choice of a cause, using his own wealth gained from Apple. Alas, not to be.

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