Hostos Community College Receives $15 Million from Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott

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MacKenzie Scott will give $15 million to CUNY’s Hostos Community College, marking the largest donation in the history of the Bronx school.

Hostos is one of 30 schools identified by Scott. Scott announced the gifts on Medium.

“We are humbled once again by Ms. Scott’s incredible generosity as well as the enlightened principles governing her philanthropy,” said Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, Hostos president from 2009-2014. “The belief system she outlined in her powerful and incisive essay — that the march toward social equality can only be driven by individuals and institutions working from within communities — aligns with CUNY’s core values and the transformational work of our 25 colleges across the five boroughs. We are deeply grateful once again for this affirmation of the University as an engine for social mobility, academic excellence, affordability and social justice.”