Tampa Bay area Girl Scouts receives $2 million
October 19, 2022 - MacKenzie Scott, billionaire philanthropist and former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, recently gave $2 million to The Girl Scouts of West Central Florida. The organization announced the donation Tuesday, the largest in its history. The $2 million is part of a total $84.5 million Scott gave to Girl Scout councils nationwide. The Tampa Bay chapter encompasses an eight-county region, from Pinellas to Polk and Marion Counties. Scott previously gifted $20 million to the United Way Suncoast, $18.5 million to local Habitat for Humanity affiliates and $123 million to Tampa-based Big Brothers Big Sisters.