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Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott surprises six more Twin Cities nonprofits with $26.1M in gifts

ix Twin Cities nonprofits are the latest local organizations to be surprised by unexpected gifts from billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.

Scott, an author and the ex-wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, announced Wednesday that she's donating $26.1 million to six metro area organizations - part of some $2.2 billion in grants she has given to 360 organizations nationwide this year.

"I about fell out of my chair," said Ann Cazaban, executive director of Southside Community Health Services, of the $2.6 million gift to her small clinic, which serves low-income residents in south Minneapolis. "We don't get a lot of good surprises like this."


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