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MacKenzie Scott donates $15M to Paso del Norte Well being Basis

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MacKenzie Scott, one of many world’s wealthiest girls, is as soon as once more supporting El Paso organizations. The writer and philanthropist gifted $15 million to the Paso del Norte Well being Basis, officers introduced this week.

Scott, recognized for supporting girls’s and racial fairness organizations, donated $20 million to the YWCA in 2020.

The Paso del Norte Well being Basis’s reward is a one-time, unrestricted reward to assist its mission to steer and spend money on initiatives and applications that promote well being and forestall illness for residents on this binational, tri-state area.

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Since its inception in 1995, the Paso del Norte Well being Basis has granted greater than $230 million to over 300 nonprofit, educational and group companions to enhance well being outcomes in El Paso, southern New Mexico and Juárez, acknowledged a press launch.

Susan Melendez, board of directors vice-chair, left;  Tracy Yellen, chief executive officer;  and Charles De Wetter, board chair, all of Paso del Norte Health Foundation.

“We’re so grateful to MacKenzie Scott for believing in our group and investing so considerably within the well being of our area,” mentioned Tracy J. Yellen, chief government officer of the Paso del Norte Well being Basis and Paso del Norte Group Basis. “This extraordinary reward will additional our collaborative work with group organizations on the frontlines of well being schooling and illness prevention.”

The MacKenzie Scott reward comes at a crucial time, because the COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the pressing want to deal with the challenges related to good well being.

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