MacKenzie Scott donates $281 million to Boys & Girls Clubs

Mackenzie Scott

MacKenzie Scott, American novelist, billionaire, venture philanthropist, and ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, Photo Date: 5/3/2018

MacKenzie Scott has donated $281 million to Boys & Girls Clubs of America and 62 local Boys & Girls Clubs around the country, the 160-year-old nonprofit announced Thursday.

It is the largest public gift Scott has given so far. Scott directed $25 million of the total to the organization’s national office in Atlanta and the remainder of her gift — $256 million — will be split in varying amounts among the 62 local clubs, according to a Boys & Girls Clubs of America spokeswoman.

She said the decisions about the amounts were made by Scott and her advisers.

The clubs offer a variety of after-school, weekend, and summer programs for young people focused on homework, arts, STEM, leadership, mentoring, recreation and sports, and more.

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