Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
Wow! MacKenzie Scott Gifts $20 Million to Fresno Unified's New Foundation
GV-Wire-1
By gvwire
Published 2 years ago on
October 5, 2022

Share

 

Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has turbocharged Fresno Unified’s new foundation with a $20 million donation.

Her contribution was announced at a Wednesday morning news conference by district Superintendent Bob Nelson.

Prior to the news conference, Nelson acknowledged the huge gift to EdSource.

“I’m rarely at a loss for words, but this might be one of those times,” Nelson told the publication.

Scott is the former spouse of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. She previously gifted $20 million to UC Merced and $7 million to Porterville College.

The foundation is charged with raising funds for student scholarships, classroom projects, and even to support bond measure campaigns,

The district recently announced that Amazon had made a $30,000 donation, which it described as “the largest single donation ever for Fresno Unified scholarship.”

For more details about Scott’s past giving and the donation to Fresno Unified, click on this EdSource link.

 

RELATED TOPICS:

DON'T MISS

Young Republicans on Why Their Party Isn’t Reaching Gen Z (And What They Can Do About It)

DON'T MISS

JD Vance Puts the Con in Conservatism

DON'T MISS

UC Merced Finally Annexed Into City Limits After Two Decades

DON'T MISS

Donors Challenged Fresno Pacific to Match Their $1.5M Gift. Was the Goal Reached?

DON'T MISS

Garlic, Curry, Fresh Corn – Would You Scream for This Ice Cream?

DON'T MISS

Meet Po: A Gentle Superhero Looking for a Home

DON'T MISS

Largest Housing Provider for Migrant Children Engaged in Pervasive Sexual Abuse, US Says

DON'T MISS

25 Million Watched Trump’s Speech at the RNC on Thursday

DON'T MISS

City Wants Hard Reset on Art Hop. Don’t Expect Food Trucks or Vendors in August.

DON'T MISS

More Victims Come Forward in Dinuba Sex Assault Case

UP NEXT

Mourners Gather for Funeral of Man Slain at Trump Rally in Pennsylvania

UP NEXT

Widespread Technology Outage Disrupts Flights, Banks, Media Outlets and Companies Around the World

UP NEXT

Founder of Fandango Dies After Plunge From Manhattan Hotel

UP NEXT

Rally Shooter Had Photos of Trump, Biden and Other US Officials on His Phone, AP Sources Say

UP NEXT

The Last Cards Have Been Dealt as the Iconic Mirage Closes Its Doors on the Las Vegas Strip

UP NEXT

Visalia Man Faces Third Strike for Serial Burglary

UP NEXT

Majority of Americans, Including Republicans, Back Biden’s Supreme Court Term Limit Plan

UP NEXT

Fresno Police Arrest Suspect in 2023 Shooting Death

UP NEXT

Trump Credits Chart for Saving His Life, His Former White House Doctor Says

UP NEXT

After Reshaping Las Vegas, the Mirage to Be Reinvented as Part of a Massive Hard Rock Makeover

Donors Challenged Fresno Pacific to Match Their $1.5M Gift. Was the Goal Reached?

14 hours ago

Garlic, Curry, Fresh Corn – Would You Scream for This Ice Cream?

14 hours ago

Meet Po: A Gentle Superhero Looking for a Home

14 hours ago

Largest Housing Provider for Migrant Children Engaged in Pervasive Sexual Abuse, US Says

1 day ago

25 Million Watched Trump’s Speech at the RNC on Thursday

1 day ago

City Wants Hard Reset on Art Hop. Don’t Expect Food Trucks or Vendors in August.

1 day ago

More Victims Come Forward in Dinuba Sex Assault Case

1 day ago

‘Twisters’ Is the Long-Awaited Sequel to ‘Twister.’ Where to See It in Fresno.

1 day ago

Fresno Offers Free Movie Tickets for Seniors to Beat the Heat

1 day ago

Mexican President Calls Donald Trump ‘a Friend’ and Says He’ll Warn Him Against Closing Border

1 day ago

Young Republicans on Why Their Party Isn’t Reaching Gen Z (And What They Can Do About It)

Polls show that two-thirds of voters aged 18-24 say they don’t identify with the G.O.P. We asked young Republicans why. – By The New Y...

7 hours ago

Photo of President Donald Trump
7 hours ago

Young Republicans on Why Their Party Isn’t Reaching Gen Z (And What They Can Do About It)

9 hours ago

JD Vance Puts the Con in Conservatism

11 hours ago

UC Merced Finally Annexed Into City Limits After Two Decades

14 hours ago

Donors Challenged Fresno Pacific to Match Their $1.5M Gift. Was the Goal Reached?

14 hours ago

Garlic, Curry, Fresh Corn – Would You Scream for This Ice Cream?

14 hours ago

Meet Po: A Gentle Superhero Looking for a Home

1 day ago

Largest Housing Provider for Migrant Children Engaged in Pervasive Sexual Abuse, US Says

1 day ago

25 Million Watched Trump’s Speech at the RNC on Thursday

MENU

CONNECT WITH US

Search

Send this to a friend