Philanthropist Scott Gives $15M To Nebraska College

(KFOR NEWS  March 15, 2021)  (AP) – Philanthropist, MacKenzie Scott, is donating $15 million to a Nebraska community college.

The Sioux City Journal on Sunday reported Scott’s gift to Northeast Community College.  The newspaper reports the donation is the largest ever in the Norfolk-based school’s history.  One official at the college initially thought an email about the donation was spam because gifts that large to the Nebraska school are so rare.

Scott donated $5.7 billion in 2020 by asking community leaders to help identify 512 organizations for 7-and-8 figure gifts, including food banks, human-service organizations, and racial-justice charities.

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