Donovan Mitchell and his family pledge record $12 million to Jazz star’s former school
Mitchell and his mother, Nicole, are setting up separate scholarship and faculty support funds to assist both students and teachers at the school, per GCDS website:
Mitchell, a champion of education and of providing access to the best possible education for children from all backgrounds and from under-served neighborhoods, is excited to create the Mitchell Family Scholarship Fund. This program will help GCDS remain a leader in providing need-based aid for students in grades Nursery through 12. Additionally, Donovan and Nicole are pleased to announce the Nicole Mitchell Faculty Support Fund. This monetary award will be made yearly at the opening faculty meeting and will be given to a teacher in each division (4) in the school who have been at GCDS for at least 3 years, and have demonstrated the “passion, enthusiasm, optimism, and love for children always shown by Nicole Mitchell.”
Part of Mitchell’s contributions will also go to building a state-of-the-art gymnasium with two full basketball courts and a gathering space for school assemblies.
Mitchell himself spoke about the donation on Twitter, saying he was overjoyed the scholarships could help afford kids the opportunity to attend a private school they otherwise might not be able to.
Man this means so much to me! Not just building a brand new gym but giving scholarships to less fortunate kids who normally wouldn’t have the opportunity to attend private school! https://t.co/QrfLVTOZJX
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) December 4, 2020
Mitchell, 24, just recently signed a five-year, $195 million max extension with the Jazz. He is putting some of that money back into the community that helped raise him into the person he is today.
The All-Star guard is certainly showing his benevolence with this record-breaking donation to his old stomping grounds at GCDS.