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 Mitchell Family Scholarship Fund will provide financial aid for kids to be able to attend the school, the Nicole Mitchell Family Support Fund will be given to teachers there and the D.O.N.! The Determination Over Negativity Mitchell Family Athletic Center will be built.
The Greek Freak used his time in his native country to the fullest, from practicing at Olympiacos’ facilities alongside Greek basketball legend Theo Papaloukas to pairing up with COVID-19 volunteers and donating tens of food boxes for the impoverished people in his old neighborhood of Sepolia.
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.
On Thanksgiving eve, Feeding America announced that Michael Jordan is making a $2 million donation to aid the hunger-relief organization’s efforts. The donation, which Jordan said in a statement is derived from proceeds from “The Last Dance,” will benefit food banks in Chicago and North and South Carolina.