Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell is doing his best to give back to the community that raised him. In the holiday spirit of giving, Mitchell donated $12 million to his former school, Greenwich Country Day School. The Mitchell Scholarship Family Fund will help build a new gym as well as provide scholarships for low-income students.
"Man this means so much to me! Not just building a brand new gym but giving scholarships to less fortunate kids who normally wouldn't have the opportunity to attend private school," Mitchell tweeted.
Mitchell has deep ties to Greenwich Country Day School. Not only did he attend the elite prep school, but his sister attended the school and his mother taught at the school. In honor of his mother, a portion of the $12 million fund will be named after her Mom's teaching career.
The Nicole Mitchell Faculty Support Fund will provide assistance "to a teacher in each division in the school who have been at GCDS for at least 3 years, and have demonstrated the 'passion, enthusiasm, optimism, and love for children always shown by Nicole Mitchell." The gym will be named the Determination Over Negativity Mitchell Family Athletic Center. It will include a NCAA regulation court and stands for fans.
"These two funds perfectly highlight Donovan's understanding of the power of a great education. This gift will allow GCDS to reach an even broader cross-section of students and it allows us to celebrate those teachers that make the magic at our school every day," Adam Rohdie of the Greenwich Country Day School said.
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