“I, Dan, a plethora of researchers and administrators and advisors – we’re all trying to give the wealth made possible by systems that need change,” Scott said
Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has donated $ 2.7 billion to various charities, according to her blog since Tuesday. Her massive donation brought her total first-hand donations in July 2020 to $ 8.5 billion. Organizations that received her donations include GiveIndia, Goonj, Antara Foundation and 283 others.
This is the first time she has announced donations since she married Dana Jewetta. She divorced Amazon founder Jeff Bezos 2019.
“I, Dan, a plethora of researchers and administrators and advisors – we are all trying to give the wealth provided by systems in need of change. It rules us with the humiliating belief that disproportionate wealth is not concentrated in a small number of hands, implemented by others, ”she said.
Scott said, “Because the community-focused service is such a powerful catalyst and multiplier, we spent the first quarter of 2021 identifying and evaluating nonprofit capital-focused teams working in neglected areas. The result was $ 2,739 million in gifts 286 organizations with high impact in categories and communities that have been underfunded and overlooked in the past. ”
MacKenzie Scott ended up with a 4 percent stake in Amazon Inc. after the divorce. It is worth almost $ 60 billion. Her frequent donations have made her one of the most active philanthropists in the world. Last year, it set a record in the largest annual distribution of a living person.
“Because we believe teams with frontline experience will know best how to make good use of money, we have encouraged them to spend it however they choose. Many have reported that this trust has significantly increased the impact of gifts. There is nothing new in boosting gifts by giving control “People have been doing this in living rooms and classrooms and in the workplace for thousands of years. It enables receivers by making them feel valuable and unlocking their best solutions. Generosity is generative. Sharing does more,” she elaborated.