It's great that they raised so much money in such a short time, but damn.
Sad to see how quickly rich people could solve money problems around the world if they cared. That's just depressing.
If it's to any avail, last year there had been $410 billion given to charities around the world. Even taking into account charity fraud, Notre Dame's donations are still a drop in the bucket. Ultimately, I think they're all PR stunts capitalizing on the disaster's notoriety, so these millions of dollars may just be investments under the guise of donations (apologies if I merely replaced one depressing notion with another 🤷♂️).
With that said, charity can be a bit...complicated. With Notre Dame donations, it's simple and conceivable. Donate for renovations and watch the
building fucking burn
renovations happen. But with something like Flint, Michigan, a city with resource problems tied to its administration? Much less straightforward.