MacKenzie Scott, and Husband Former Lower Merion Teacher Dan Jewett, Continue Their Donation Spree with Gift to ‘Play on Philly’


MacKenzie Scott, philanthropist and ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and her husband, former Lower Merion teacher, Dan Jewett, have continued their giving and donation spree; one of the latest recipients is Play on Philly, according to a staff report from 6abc.

Scott and Jewett have so far donated $2.74 billion to organizations that focus on the arts and combating racial discrimination.

The local organization that provides underserved children a music education is among the entities listed on Scott’s blog post “Seeding by Ceding,” published last week.

It received a donation of $1 million.

Scott joined The Giving Pledge—the campaign that encourages extremely wealthy people to donate most of their wealth to philanthropic causes—in May 2019 along with her husband, a former chemistry teacher at Harriton High School in Bryn Mawr, committed to it after getting married.

“It is strange to be writing a letter indicating I plan to give away the majority of my wealth during my lifetime, as I have never sought to gather the kind of wealth required to feel like saying such a thing would have particular meaning,” he wrote at the time.

Read more about the philanthropists and their donation spree in 6abc.

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