Amarillo College Receive $15 Million From Author and Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott

Amarillo College received one of the biggest gifts in its history.

Author and Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott gave $15 million to AC as part of her recent goal of gifting billions of dollars to nonprofits and charities, including hundreds of millions for historically black colleges and universities and community colleges.

College officials say the gift is unrestricted and may be used at AC’s sole discretion.

“This is overwhelming in every sense of the word,” AC President Russell Lowery-Hart said. “We are equally elated, stunned and gratified by Ms. Scott’s amazing philanthropy. We are not only grateful to Ms. Scott, we are in awe of her.

So far Ms Scott has gifted a total of $2.7 billion to 286 high impact organizations.