Philanthropy Rumors

NBA superstar Donovan Mitchell is giving back to his alma mater in Greenwich in a big way. Greenwich Country Day School announced Friday that the Utah Jazz all-star player and his family have pledged the largest single gift in the private school’s history: $12 million to support construction of a new athletic center, student scholarships and a faculty recognition program. Mitchell graduated from the ninth grade there in 2012. “As great an athlete as he was, Donovan was an even nicer young man,” Head of School Adam Rohdie said. “He is a man of the highest character and he has lived his life embodying the Country Day creed of Tiger Pride, which asks our students to be kind, empathetic, respectful, thoughtful, and to act with the highest levels of integrity.”
The documentary miniseries The Last Dance showcased Michael Jordan’s legendary career with Chicago Bulls, and ended up being one of the most popular television events of 2020, resulting in a large profit. Now, in the spirit of the holiday season, the Charlotte Hornets owner is donating a portion of the proceeds to help those in need. Feeding America, a nonprofit organization of over 200 food banks that feeds more than 46 million people, thanked Jordan on Wednesday for his $2 million donation.