LOS ANGELES – MacKenzie Scott has donated $4.9 million to Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, the largest donation from a single individual the organization has received, it announced Tuesday.
The gift will enable Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles to create more equitable membership opportunities in communities previously underserved by Girl Scouts, including diversity, equity, inclusion, access and racial justice initiatives, according to Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles CEO Theresa Edy Kien.
Priorities for the donation include expanding girls’ access to science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics programs, including hands-on coding, robotics, and sustainability, Kien said.
The donation is part of an $84.5 million donation to Girl Scouts of the USA and 29 of its 111 local councils selected by Scott, according to Kien.
Scott has pledged to give away the bulk of her fortune her divorce settlement from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.