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How the billions MacKenzie Scott is giving to colleges attended by students of color will help everyone in America

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How the billions MacKenzie Scott is giving to colleges attended by students of color will help everyone in America

Photo caption: Scott is giving dozens of predominantly nonwhite schools their biggest donations ever, including Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images. Article by Ivory A. Toldson. The Conversation – June 24, 2021.

When billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott announced her third round of charitable gifts in June 2021, she said she was giving US$2.7 billion to 286 organizations. This list includes 31 colleges and universities serving people of color and other underserved communities.

That’s on top of the $4.2 billion Scott announced in December 2020 to support 384 organizations, including 30 colleges and universities. Her initial plan, announced in July 2020, included $1.7 billion for 116 organizations, including several Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other minority-serving institutions. […]

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