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Girl Scouts of America receive largest ever donation from single donor

The Girl Scouts of America has received its largest donation ever from a single individual.

Mackenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, gifted the organization $84.5 million. 29 councils will receive funds to be used in under-engaged areas.

The grants to the Girl Scouts will be used, in part, to “create more equitable membership opportunities in communities that have been under engaged” and “foster meaningful program innovation informed by the current interests and needs of girls to prepare them for leadership, including an expanded focus on career readiness and mental wellness,” the release said.

You may recall Scott recently donated millions to the El Paso del Norte Foundation. 

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Noelia Gonzalez

KVIA ABC-7 Good Morning El Paso Producer

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