$44 Million, Mackenzie Scott donates based mentoring nonprofit friends of Children

Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott Dnates $44 Million

Which supports children at risk of entering the welfare system by pairing them with longtime mentor.

The unrestricted gift announced Thursday provides $15 million to the Organization

National Headquarters and splits $29 Million in direct donations to 12 of the organization.

The local chapter that works with Portland youth will receive $7.7 million. 

Terri Sorensen, The CEO of Friends of the Children, said Scott sent word through intermediaries about why she had chosen her organization