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San Diego County district gets $16 million donation from MacKenzie Scott

The Escondido Union School District in San Diego County has received a $16 million donation from MacKenzie Scott, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

Superintendent Luis Rankins-Ibarra told the Union-Tribune that the donation was a welcome surprise.

“We are humbled by this recognition and the trust placed in us with this extraordinary gift, which was very much unexpected,” Rankins-Ibarra said at a recent news conference. “We are committed to a very measured, strategic approach for these funds so that we have a long-lasting impact on students.”

Scott is now the single largest donor in the district’s history. Since her divorce settlement with Jeff Bezos, she has given away more than $12 billion, according to The New York Times. Many of those donations have been to schools and colleges, including several in California.