Communities in Schools receives ‘historic donation’ from philanthropist Mackenzie Scott
Philanthropist Mackenzie Scott has donated $7 million in unrestricted funds to Communities in Schools-San Antonio, part of her $133.5 million gift to the CIS national office and its nationwide network in 25 states.
Amazon billionaire MacKenzie Scott donates millions to San Antonio organizations
SAN ANTONIO – MacKenzie Scott, a novelist and philanthropist, has broken records while making donations to several San Antonio organizations that address income inequity and povertyScott first announced news of a $4.2 billion donation to 384 organizations across the United States on social media. Other San Antonio organizations included in Scott’s list are YWCA San Antonio, Goodwill Industries of San Antonio, the San Antonio Food Bank and Easterseals Rehabilitation Center. Officials at Palo Alto College and United Way San Antonio and Bexar County both said her donation is the largest one ever made to their organizations. It is unparalleled for our United Way and for its ability to create transformational change,” said Kim Lubel, chair of the nonprofit’s Board of Trustees. Palo Alto College plans to use its donation to fund scholarships through AlamoPROMISE, increase resources at the college’s S.H.A.R.E.