MacKenzie Scott donates $50M to support USDA youth programs

Mackenzie Scott

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

MacKenzie Scott’s $50 million gift to the National 4-H Council, which the youth-focused nonprofit called “transformational,” is part of a new patch of the philanthropist’s donations now coming to light.

The donation to the organization will support the 120-year-old government-backed youth development program.

It’s the second largest gift known to have been made by the novelist since she announced last year that she gave $2.7 billion to charitable nonprofits.

Scott has since been quiet about donations from her and her husband, Dan Jewett, in an attempt to avoid media attention.

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