Three Central California colleges receive donations from MacKenzie Scott

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, is making more massive donations and the recipients include three Central California campuses.

On Tuesday, Scott and her new husband announced the donation of $2.7 billion to 286 different organizations.

The list includes UC Merced, West Hills College Lemoore, and Porterville College.

UC Merced says the $20 million it is receiving is the largest philanthropic gift in campus history.

Porterville College says it is receiving $7 million that will be used to educate underserved students and communities.

Scott is one of the richest women in the world and has become known for her multi-billion dollar donations to charities and racial equity issues.

Since her divorce from Bezos in July of last year, Scott has donated a total of $8.5 billion.
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