United Way of Central Maryland receives $20 million gift

Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has gifted $20 million to United Way of Central Maryland—the largest individual donation in United Way of Central Maryland’s 95-year history!

United Way of Central Maryland’s proven ability to deliver positive, meaningful results and its strong and thoughtful plan for its future work were driving factors in the decision to award this gift, which will greatly amplify the organization’s ability to provide what’s needed, where it’s needed to more of our neighbors and neighborhoods.

In all, 384 organizations were vetted and selected by Scott.

With this donation, United Way of Central Maryland can do even more life-changing work: to respond to immediate needs while fighting against the long-standing barriers to economic, health, employment, and educational equity everywhere in the region.

Thanks to Scott’s generosity, United Way of Central Maryland will bolster the progress of key initiatives of its six-year strategic plan, including supporting leaders and change agents, bringing together partners, propelling innovative programs that break down inequities, connecting generous people with the causes they care about, and optimizing our organization and position in the community to benefit future generations.

To learn more, visit the United Way of Central Maryland website.

Source: United Way of Central Maryland