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Donovan Mitchell Donates $12M To His Alma Mater For Low-Income Students

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – MAY 06: Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz reacts to his basket in the second half during Game Four of Round Two of the 2018 NBA Playoffs against the Houston Rockets at Vivint Smart Home Arena on May 6, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Rockets beat the Jazz 100-87. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images)


Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell recently donated $12 million to Greenwich Country Day School (GCDS ), the institute announced.

A champion for providing resources to underserved communities, the NBA star (class of 2012) created the Mitchell Family Scholarship Fund to help GCDS achieve its ambitious goals for low-income students. The fund will help need-based aid for students in grades Nursery through 12.


“This school has shaped who I am in so many ways, and I feel blessed to be able to give back and make the Country Day experience available for more kids especially those from inner-city neighborhoods or with backgrounds like mine,” said Mitchell.

Additionally, Mitchell and his mother Nicole established the Nicole Mitchell Faculty Support Fund, which will gift teachers yearly monetary awards. A portion of the endowment will also assist in building the D.O.N.! The Determination Over Negativity Mitchell Family Athletic Center, a state-of-the-art gymnasium.

“Over the past few years on my NBA journey, I have made it my mission to champion the causes of equity, social justice, and equal opportunity, especially in education. There is no better school anywhere to carry forward this mission and my family is excited to make this happen.”

GCDS is the only coeducational, college preparatory, independent school in Greenwich, CT. To learn more about their curriculum, visit


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