Jackson, Mississippi's Tougaloo College recently announced that they had received a $10 million donation from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and his wife, film producer Patricia Quillin.

Half of this donation will provide "much-needed financial aid" for students aspiring to be changemakers in the science, medicine, public health, education, or business fields. The remaining amount will go toward supporting students participating in the Brown University-Tougaloo College Partnership Program, a 58-year-old initiative that "features academic and cultural exchanges, collaborative research ventures and administrative-level engagements."

The HBCU's partnership with the Ivy League university led Hastings and Quillin to learn of Tougaloo College and their donation is the largest gift the program has ever received.

"HBCUs have been vastly undervalued for a long time," the couple stated. "They have an incredible track record of graduating so many Black leaders across the U.S., doctors, lawyers, engineers and more. By investing in the extraordinary students who attend Tougaloo and Brown, we're investing in America's future."