Bezos Donates $33 M for Dreamer ScholarshipsJanuary 16, 2018 |
by Mark Hrywna
Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post, took to Twitter in June 2017 to ask for ideas about a philanthropy strategy. Specifically, he was seeking ways to help people in the short term as well as long term.
That Tweet started to bear fruit today with the announcement of a $33-million contribution to TheDream.US from Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos. The largest gift in the organization’s brief history will provide financial aid for 1,000 undocumented immigrant high school graduates with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.