NewsMacKenzie Scott Gifts $3M To Two Alabama Non-Profits

MacKenzie Scott Gifts $3M To Two Alabama Non-Profits

The Amazon co-founder donated $2 million to the ACLU of Alabama and $1 million to the First Light homeless shelter.

Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has bestowed a combined $3 million to two Alabama non-profits.

According to the ACLU of Alabama, the donation will allow the organization to fortify its core missions, like voting rights, gender equality, and criminal justice reform.

“This gift is a testament to the importance of investing in the Deep South…organizations like the ACLU of Alabama need to speak up, show up, and push back against lawmakers’ worst inclinations,” ACLU of Alabama’s executive director JaTaune Bosby Gilchrist said. “We are grateful for the support from Ms. Scott and the validation from our peers that our collective vision, strategy, and focus is needed.”

The Birmingham-based shelter First Light, run by volunteers from various churches and groups, provides emergency shelter, housing aid, and additional resources to those experiencing homelessness.

The top tier of 279 organizations received $2 million in donations; another 82 received $1 million.

Source: Black Enterprise

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