Philanthropist Mackenzie Scott recently donated $40 million to Morgan State University, marking it the largest individual donation the historically Black college has received since it was founded.
The monies will go towards “student success, spur research and further our strategic plan,” the school stated from its official Twitter account on Tuesday.
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Morgan State University receives a historic gift of $40M from philanthropist @MackenzieScott.
This is the largest individual donation in Morgan history and will support student success, spur research and further our strategic plan https://t.co/7FR5d0yQtx
— Morgan State University (@MorganStateU) December 15, 2020
Located in Baltimore, Maryland Morgan State is on a mission to become one of the leading public research universities and was selected due to the university’s commitment to racial justice and equity.
“This monumental gift will change lives and shape futures. I thank Ms. Scott for her due diligence and acknowledgement of the substantive value Morgan offers to so many throughout this nation and around the world, and entrusting that we will ensure the enduring impact of her generosity is truly…