Tougaloo College Receives $10M Donation From Netflix CEO Reed Hastings And His Wife, Patricia Quillin
Half of the donation will be used to fund scholarships, and the remainder will help support the HBCU's existing partnership with Brown University.
February 22, 2022 at 6:09 pm
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."
"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."
the Netflix CEO just donated $10 million to Tougaloo 🤯
— Maze 👣 (@MaisieBrownJxn) February 21, 2022