Mitchell Technical College and Lake Area Technical College in Watertown are going to be beneficiaries of more than $4 billion of giving from philanthropist and novelist MacKenzie Scott, it was announced Wednesday.
The amount of the gift for the colleges was not stated in the announcement. Scott, who is deemed the richest woman in the world with a net worth of more than $60 billion, has committed $4.15 billion in philanthropy, much of it directed toward supporting those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The announcement from Scott, 50, was made through social media, states that 384 organizations, including the two in-state technical colleges, received donations to assist in continuing the work they are already doing, including a number of food pantries, civic organizations and to address systemic inequities.
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