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Heart of Texas Goodwill receives $5M donation from MacKenzie Scott

Jeff Bezos, MacKenzie Bezos
Posted at 7:29 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 23:28:15-05

WACO, TX — The Heart of Texas Goodwill has received a $5 million donation from MacKenzie Scott.

Scott is a writer and philanthropist. She is also the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bazos.

This is the single largest private donation the organization has received in its 65-year history.

Heart of Texas Goodwill helps Central Texans access "job readiness training and career development programs that include virtual job fairs, workshops, professional coaching and soft-skills training."

“This gift will undoubtedly, impact the lives of thousands of individuals over the coming years,” said Shannon Wittmer, President and CEO.

Scott recently donated $50 million to Prairie View A&M University.

So far, she says she has given away $4.1 billion in the past four months to hundreds of organizations as part of a giving pledge she announced last year.