CHICAGO (CBS/AP) — Kennedy-King College, a branch of City Colleges of Chicago, has been given $5 million by philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.
The donation announced Tuesday is the largest single private gift ever given the college and City Colleges of Chicago.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Snow Showers Return, Colder Temps During The Week
The donation is part of $2.7 billion given to 286 organizations by Scott, who is the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.READ MORE: Cook County Reopens Third Vaccination Site In A Week In Effort To Get More Residents Vaccinated
Forbes Magazine has reported Kennedy-King College, which serves a largely African-American student body, is considered one of the top 10 community colleges in the country as determined by Academic Influence.
President Greg A. Thomas says college officials are grateful for the gift.
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— MacKenzie Scott (@mackenziescott) June 15, 2021
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