HBCU DIGEST: Meharry announces $20 million gift from MacKenzie Scott

Meharry Medical College is the latest historically Black institution to announce a transformational gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, yesterday revealing a $20 million gift from the serial benefactor.

In a release and video from President James Hildreth, officials said that the funds would be used to address health disparities and advance health equity nationwide.

Scott is believed to have donated nearly $1 billion in unrestricted funds to dozens of historically Black colleges over the last two years.

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