List of HBCUs Receiving Giant Donations Grows to Six - Thanks to Female Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott
Posted By: Will Moss on July 29, 2020 |
Many historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) as well as the United Negro College Fund have received a donation from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, who announced the gift in a blog post on Medium on Tuesday.
Publication, Diverse, reported on Tuesday that Howard University and the Thurgood Marshall Fund also received a donation from Scott.
The other recipients are Hampton University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, Tuskegee University and Xavier University of Louisiana.
While the amounts received by some HBCUs have not been disclosed, Xavier and Tuskegee said they received $20 million each. Both said it is the largest single gift they have ever received. Hampton didn’t disclose the amount of the gift, but said in a statement that Scott’s donation is the largest single gift in the school’s history. Howard said yesterday it received a “generous eight-figure gift,” also the largest gift it has received from a single donor.
Scott is the former wife of Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos. Her **** to the HBCUs and college funds are part of the nearly $1.7 billion she has donated to more than 100 nonprofits in the past year.
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