Leading Nonprofits Delve Into Impact Of Scott Gifts

When a transformational gift falls from the heavens like manna, it comes with a responsibility to use it wisely, make it impactful and create lasting change.

United Way Suncoast, Goodwill Manasota and Meals on Wheels of Tampa virtually convened for “The Future of Philanthropy: Maximizing MacKenzie Scott’s Gift,”on Sept. 29. Executives shared how it plans to utilize its manna — transformational gifts from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott that total more than $30 million.

More than 200 attendees who registered for the event, including select media members. The Suncoast News Network reported on the event.

During the presentation, United Way Suncoast CEO Jessica Muroff detailed how the organization’s allocation strategies for its $20 million gift include deepening its impact, being bold and embracing innovation.

Those were themes echoed by Goodwill Manasota and Meals on Wheels. Goodwill CEO Bob Rosinsky and president Donn Githens explained it’ll enhance its workforce development programs and work with veterans. Meals on Wheels executive director Steve King said he’ll use his $1.5 million to expand its meal delivery for seniors and the homebound to southeastern Hillsborough County.

The executives also answered a series of questions and fielded inquiries from the attendees.

Click here to see the entire presentation.

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