MacKenzie Scott gives California school district $20 million. 'Nothing short of a miracle'




 

Education Lab Newsletter

Get stories that matter on education issues critical to the advancement of San Joaquin Valley residents, with a focus on Fresno. Sign up, and join the conversation.

MacKenzie Scott, the billionaire philanthropist, novelist, and ex-wife of Amazon's Jeff Bezos, gave the Fresno Unified School District a $20 million donation, the district announced Wednesday at a news conference.

The money will be used for FUSD's new Foundation for Fresno Unified Schools.

This story will be updated.

Just last month, Fresno Unified announced its "largest single donation ever" at the time: $30,000 from Amazon.

That money was to sponsor the district's State of Education Gala tomorrow night at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo.

The Education Lab is a local journalism initiative that highlights education issues critical to the advancement of the San Joaquin Valley. It is funded by donors. Learn about The Bee's Education Lab at its website.

COMMENTS

More Related News

Jeff Bezos: Does US-style philanthropy exist in UK?
Jeff Bezos: Does US-style philanthropy exist in UK?

The Amazon boss joins a long line of Americans giving away their riches. Is it different in the UK?

Two drivers merge onto Fresno highway when shots are fired out of one of the vehicles
Two drivers merge onto Fresno highway when shots are fired out of one of the vehicles
  • US
  • 2022-11-27 06:31:01Z

The incident started near the Belmont on ramp and the victim ended up driving near the River Park shopping area.

Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin insists its passengers eat breakfast but avoid coffee and orange juice before they blast into space

Blue Origin advised passengers to avoid drinking coffee and orange juice due to the acidity, two astronauts said.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

  • satta
    (2022-10-27 18:37:40Z)

    I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article. I am hoping the same best work from you in the future as well. In fact your creative writing abilities has inspired me to start my own Blog Engine blog now. Really the blogging is spreading its wings rapidly. Your write up is a fine example of it.

    REPLY
  • koora
    (2022-11-01 13:04:50Z)

    Awesome and interesting article. Great things you've always shared with us. Thanks. Just continue composing this kind of post.

    REPLY

Top News: Latin America