Michael Jordan donates $2M of proceeds from ‘The Last Dance’ to Feeding America
Michael Jordan is making good on his word to use the financial windfall received from the runaway success of “The Last Dance” to benefit charitable causes.
In April, Jordan pledged to donate between an approximate $3 and $4 million paid to him for his participation in the smash 10-part series from ESPN to then-unnamed charities.
On Wednesday, it was announced that Jordan has donated $2 million of those proceeds to Feeding America one day before Thanksgiving.
An incredible gift to be thankful for – NBA legend Michael Jordan is donating $2 million to help our neighbors facing hunger! #TheLastDance— Feeding America (@FeedingAmerica) November 25, 2020
Every action makes a difference. Join Michael & visit https://t.co/ExF6iX3wr7 to learn how you can donate or volunteer this holiday season. pic.twitter.com/UVUFQlbe0p
“In these challenging times and in a year of unimaginable difficulty due to COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to pause and give thanks,” Jordan said in a statement. “I am proud to be donating additional proceeds from ‘The Last Dance’ to Feeding America and its member food banks in the Carolinas and Chicago to help feed America’s hungry.”
This latest charitable effort from Jordan is not the first time he has used his considerable fortune to help others. In 2019, Jordan donated $1 million to Bahamian relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. What’s more, the Charlotte Hornets owner pledged $2 million to assist in relief efforts after Hurricane Florence tore through his home state of North Carolina in 2018.
Then this year, Jordan accomplished his goal of helping provide much-needed healthcare services for the underprivileged, uninsured or underinsured residents of the Charlotte, N.C., region by opening two medical facilities in the city. Both bear the name Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic in reference to the facilities’ benefactor.