Mackenzie Scott donation of $500,000 going towards Perdue Henson Junior Achievement Center
SALISBURY, Md.-Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore is receiving $500,000 from philanthropist Mackenzie Scott.
The money will go towards the completion of the Perdue Henson Junior Achievement Center located at Oak Ridge Commons in Salisbury. The facility will house over 10,000 students a year giving them an experiential learning environment. We’re told with Scott donating this money they’re honored and they’ll use it in the best way possible.
“This is a 25,000 sq. ft. facility so lots more money to raise’ we have a little bit over a million dollars to go and again with her half a million we are going to have the ability to utilize it wherever we need to,” Jayme Hayes, President of JA Eastern Shore, said.
Mackenzie Scott donated to 26 JA operations throughout the country gifting a total of $38.8 million. This is the largest donation from a single donor in the organizations history.