Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP Applauds MacKenzie Scott for her Philanthropy

December 17, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, released the following statement on the generous philanthropy by MacKenzie Scott.

“The NAACP is honored and grateful for the generous philanthropic efforts of Mackenzie Scott. Her selfless gift and enduring commitment to the cause of racial justice, supporting equitable outcomes for all people and HBCUs, is inspiring and humbling. Her donation, during this most turbulent time of COVID-19, racial injustice, and economic despair, will fuel the NAACP’s work to upend the dark underbelly of bigotry, discrimination, and racism within this country. We are thankful and forever grateful for the dutiful contribution she has made to us and all other organizations fighting for the world’s most vulnerable populations. With her assistance, we are well-positioned to ensure we achieve better outcomes for those that need it most.”


About NAACP 

Founded in 1909 in response to the ongoing violence against Black people around the country, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation. We have over 2,200 units and branches across the nation, along with well over 2M activists. Our mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.In media attributions, please refer to us as the NAACP.
NOTE: The Legal Defense Fund – also referred to as the NAACP-LDF was founded in 1940 as a part of the NAACP, but separated in 1957 to become a completely separate entity. It is recognized as the nation’s first civil and human rights law organization, and shares our commitment to equal rights.