MacKenzie Scott Gift

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Breakthrough Collaborative receives $5 million investment from MacKenzie Scott to strengthen and diversify the teacher workforce

Generous gift will support national fellowship preparing college students to succeed as educators


Breakthrough Collaborative announced a $5 million gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, the largest single donation in its 42-year history. This transformational investment will support the organization’s long-term work to create a pipeline of talented and diverse educators and leaders to ultimately improve equity and outcomes in education.

“We are honored and grateful for MacKenzie Scott’s support of the incredible work of our affiliate network, instructional coaches, national staff, and leadership. This gift is also a testament to our excellent Breakthrough Teaching Fellows, past and present,” said Vince Marigna, CEO of Breakthrough Collaborative. 

“Investing in the teacher workforce will be central to education recovery and supporting the academic needs and well-being of students. This funding will allow Breakthrough to continue our decades-long work to increase access to the teaching profession for underrepresented students and propel future educators on their path to the classroom. We applaud Ms. Scott’s trust-based approach to philanthropy, and are grateful she has joined a growing group of long-time and new supporters who make our education equity mission possible.”

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