MacKenzie Scott announces new $44M charitable donation

Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $44 million 

to the Oregon-based mentoring organization

Friends of the Children, which supports children at risk of entering

the welfare system by pairing them with a longtime mentor.

The unrestricted gift, announced Thursday, provides $15 million to the organization's

national headquarters and splits $29 million in direct donations to 12 of the organization’s

chapters from Tampa Bay to Detroit to Los Angeles.

Terri Sorensen, the CEO of Friends of the Children, said