We love to see it! Mackenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos donated $40-million to Florida International University. She made the donation because the school has a history of promoting social mobility and educating students from communities traditionally underserved by higher education. She also donated $40-million to the University of Central Florida.
The gifts to the Florida universities were part of $2.7 billion (like excuse me) in donations she's made/is making to 286 organizations! Broward College has also received $30 million. And that's on being a philanthropist.
She says, “Higher education is a proven pathway to opportunity, so we looked for 2- and 4-year institutions successfully educating students who come from communities that have been chronically underserved."
Love seeing the rich use their money for good!