Lucas, Hobson donate $25M to Lab Schools

George Lucas, the creator of “Star Wars,” and his wife, businesswoman Mellody Hobson, have pledged $25 million to the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools for an Arts Hall, the university is reporting.

“This generous grant will amplify the role of the arts within the core of the distinctive education offered by the Laboratory Schools, and create new opportunities for imagining the role of the arts within the curriculum,” said University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer in a statement.