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Mississippi HBCU Receives $10M Donation From Netflix's Co-CEO Reed Hastings And Wife Patty Quillin

Netflix has been championing Black stories, creators, and experiences through a more in-depth lens since 2019 with “Strong Black Lead,” which recently celebrated its three-year anniversary. Now, the streaming giant’s co-CEO Reed Hastings and his wife, Patty Quillin, are dedicated to continuing their mission of advancing the Black and LatinX communities, specifically with educational opportunities for disadvantaged students. Variety reports that the wedded couple donated $10 million to Tougaloo College, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in Mississippi. The new funding will be split between scholarships for the HBCU and will establish the Brown-Tougaloo Partnership Scholarship Fund at Brown University — founded by the two universities in 1964 “to prosper and thrive so that future generations of Tougaloo and Brown students can keep sharing new perspectives and generating new ideas.” Hastings and Quillin’s donation marks the largest that the school partnership has been...

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 22, 2022

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Donates $120M to Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings and his wife Patty Quillin just made the largest single individual gift ever to support scholarships at historically Black colleges and universities, CBS News reports. On Wednesday (June 17),  journalist Gayle King announced that the couple will give $120 million to be split equally between Morehouse College, Spelman College, and the United Negro College Fund . JUST ANNOUNCED: @Netflix co-founder & CEO @ReedHastings and his wife Patty Quillin say they'll give $120M, to be split among @Morehouse & @SpelmanCollege & @UNCF — the largest single individual gift ever to support scholarships at historically black colleges and universities. — CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) June 17, 2020 Hastings credited Dr. Michael L. Lomax, president and CEO of the United Negro College Fund, for showing him and his wife the significance of these institutions. “What happens is that white capital tends to flow to predominantly white...

Niki McGloster

Jun 17, 2020