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Big Charitable Gifts: Where Donors Have Given $1 Million or More

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Jeff Bezos

Location: Wash.

Source of wealth: Retail, Technology

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2017Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (Washington)Public affairsGift$1,000,000$1-million gift from Jeff Bezos to expand its programs and offer legal and educational services to more journalists, documentarians, and news organizations. Mr. Bezos is the founder and chief executive of Amazon and owner of the Washington Post.
2016Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History and Culture (Washington)Museums and librariesGift$1,000,000$1-million gift from Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive officer of Amazon.com, and his wife, MacKenzie, for its capital campaign.
2011Museum of History & Industry (Seattle)Museums and librariesGift$10,000,000Museum of History & Industry, in Seattle, has received a gift of $10-million from Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive officer of Amazon.com, based in Seattle, to create a Center for Innovation to teach young people about the importance of industrial innovation.
2011Princeton U. (N.J.)Colleges and universities$15,000,000Princeton U. (N.J.) has received a pledge of $15-million from Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos to create the Bezos Center for Neural Circuit Dynamics within the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. Mr. Bezos is the founder and chief executive officer of Amazon.com and earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the university in 1986. Ms. Bezos earned a bachelor's degree in English from Princeton in 1992.
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