NORFOLK- Northeast Community College has announced the largest single donor contribution in the school’s history.
According to President Leah Barrett, the institution has received a $15 million donation from author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. Scott is contributing $4.1 billion to 384 organizations across all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington D.C. including Northeast. The Northeast Community College Foundation will place Scott’s gift in an endowment to support student scholarships and student success initiatives across the College’s 20-county service area.
Barrett feels Northeast was selected by Scott’s philanthropy because she said it is tackling complex challenges that require sustained efforts over many years, while simultaneously addressing consequences of the pandemic.