Cal State Channel Islands receives $15M donation, largest ever

Share of $2B in funds goes to education and social service groups


UNEXPECTED—Cal State Channel Islands was one of 286 educational and social service institutions that recently received surprise donations from billionaire MacKenzie Scott and her husband, Dan Jewett.

A $15-million donation to Cal State Channel Islands from billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, is the largest gift in the history of the university.

Campus leaders said in a statement that Scott and her husband, Dan Jewett, made the donation “in ...

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