#MichaelJordan is making sure he leaves a legacy far beyond the basketball court. Between his business and philanthropic efforts, Michael is making news again for his latest donation to a children’s nonprofit organization.
According to #TheJournal, Michael has gifted the Portland based nonprofit called Friends of the Children with a multi-million dollar donation to help them reach their fundraising goal.
While we don’t know the exact number of his donation the CEO of the nonprofit said: “It’s over the finish line for an aggressive fundraising campaign: raising $25 million in less than three years.”
When speaking about the nonprofit, Michael said: “What stood out to me about Friends of the Children was that they employ and train their mentors and that they commit to every child for 12-and-a-half years,” Jordan said in a release. He continued, ”That dedication is important to me. My mentors believed in me and taught me the power of perseverance. I want youth in Friends of the Children to see that they have that same potential.”
Friends of the Children CEO, Terri Sorensen says the organization is committed to breaking “the cycle of generational poverty.” He also adds: There are so many communities across the country that we want to serve. With Michael’s investment, we can now expand more quickly to 25 cities.”
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