Odessa College receives $7 million gift from MacKenzie Scott

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ODESSA, Texas (Nexstar)- Odessa College is one of the many institutions selected to receive a generous donation from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.

According to Dr. Gregory D. Williams, president of Odessa College, this donation is a ‘game-changer’ for the college and entire community.

MacKenzie Scott, the third-wealthiest woman in the world, describes her motivation behind donating to several institutions and organizations in her blog titled “Seeding by Ceding”.

“…because we believe that teams with experience on the front lines of challenges will know how best to put the money to good use, we encouraged them to spend the money however they choose.” said Scott.

This is the largest single donation made to Odessa College.

“The possibilities are endless, and we look forward to providing our stakeholders with updates regarding the fund’s use and impact. Odessa College is extremely grateful for the generosity of Ms. MacKenzie Scott, and humbly accepts this extraordinary gift on behalf of both the students and the community that we serve.” said Dr. Gregory D. Williams, president of Odessa College.

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