UIC, Kennedy-King, Harper Colleges Get Big Donations From Philanthropist Mackenzie Scott

Philanthropy MacKenzie Scott Donation
In this March 4, 2018, file photo, MacKenzie Scott, the former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Scott, the billionaire philanthropist known for her impromptu multi-billion dollar donations to charities and racial equity causes, announced Tuesday, June 15, 2021, that she has given $2.7 billion to 286 organizations. It is the third round of major philanthropic gifts Scott has made, which together rival the charitable contributions made by the largest foundations. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) Evan Agostini / Associated Press
Philanthropy MacKenzie Scott Donation
In this March 4, 2018, file photo, MacKenzie Scott, the former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Scott, the billionaire philanthropist known for her impromptu multi-billion dollar donations to charities and racial equity causes, announced Tuesday, June 15, 2021, that she has given $2.7 billion to 286 organizations. It is the third round of major philanthropic gifts Scott has made, which together rival the charitable contributions made by the largest foundations. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) Evan Agostini / Associated Press

UIC, Kennedy-King, Harper Colleges Get Big Donations From Philanthropist Mackenzie Scott

U.S. colleges saw a “dramatic” drop in enrollment for the fall due to the pandemic, but big donations from philanthropist Mackenzie Scott are giving three local colleges and universities a boost right when they need it.

Reset talks with a reporter and a local college president about enrollment and how the donations could help increase equity, accessibility, tuition relief and more.

GUESTS: Elissa Nadworny, NPR education reporter

Dr. Avis Proctor, president of Harper College in Palatine