Kirk Kerkorian

Last October, an emotional Andre Agassi publicly thanked gaming pioneer Kirk Kerkorian for putting food on his family's table decades ago.

Saturday night, the tennis superstar again paid tribute to Kerkorian at the Grand Slam for Children benefit, this time for contributing to Agassi's second family of sorts.

Kerkorian gave $18 million to support the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy for at-risk students, a record donation Agassi said will "outlive all of us" as the funds guarantee the Las Vegas charter school's future in perpetuity.

August 26, 2009, Las Vegas Sun — The auditorium at UNLV’s Tam Alumni Center was standing-room only Wednesday morning with philanthropists, college administrators and deans, heads of nonprofit organizations and politicians.

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