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MacKenzie Scott donates $8 million to Atlanta scholarship organization

By Vanessa McCray, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Achieve Atlanta, an organization that offers scholarships and college advising to students in Atlanta Public Schools, just got a big gift of its own.

Philanthropist Mackenzie Scott, former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, donated $8 million to Achieve Atlanta, the agency recently announced.

Executive Director Tina Fernandez, in a written statement, called the gift “a testament to the work that Achieve Atlanta and our partners have been doing for the past seven years.”

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