Mile High United Way Receives Transformational Gift from MacKenzie Scott
The Largest Single Donation in Organizational History
Statement from Christine Benero, President & CEO, Mile High United Way:
“With deep gratitude, and an abundance of excitement for the transformational work that will occur through this gift, Mile High United Way is honored to announce a $20 million gift to support the organization’s impactful work in our community from philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott.
Mile High United Way lives in the knowledge that we are stronger when we are united. We believe that together, we will ensure every Coloradan has an opportunity to thrive and that our children should have a fair start that allows for educational success. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to reach economic sufficiency and have their basic needs met. We believe in neighborhoods. We believe that community matters. And we believe there is power in diverse and inclusive voices.
Ms. Scott’s transformational gift in support of our work tells us that she, too, believes in Mile High United Way. She believes in the vision of our Board of Trustees. She believes in the meaningful work of our staff, partners and volunteers. She believes in the generosity and commitment of our donors and is adding her support to stand alongside them in the meaningful work they fund each year in the hopes that it will inspire others to join us.
We are humbled and thankful for this show of confidence in our work and are thrilled with the knowledge that this gift will allow us to continue to invest in our programs and positively impact Colorado’s children and families.
Thank you for believing in our work as we serve the individuals and families in our community and state. Together, we are a Community United.”
See the full blog post by MacKenzie Scott, here.