To her surprise, the money was coming from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott and her husband, Dan Jewett. Scott, who divorced Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, in 2019 and left the marriage with a stake in the company, is one of the richest people in the world. On Tuesday, the philanthropist announced she was donating $2.7 billion to 286 organizations. Forbes estimates that Scott’s net worth is $57 billion, making her the 22nd wealthiest person in the world.
In addition to successfully completing a $2M capital campaign DEBT FREE, Youth on Record has expanded its programs by 600% in seven years, has administered grants from the City and County of Denver, The Denver Office of Economic Development. Denver Public Schools, Denver’s Youth Office of Behavioral Development, and many private foundations. We hold a deep belief that nonprofits must be as innovative, entrepreneurial, and spirited as the for-profit sector if we are to make a substantial impact. Our growth and success is reflective of that spirit, and truly makes Youth on Record one-of-a-kind in our field.
In our nine-year history, Youth on Record has received the following awards for our innovative, and entirely unique approach to empowering Denver’s youth through creative education.